Jared Oluoch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Program Director

Computer Science and Engineering Technology & IT

Department of Engineering Technology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft Street, MS 402
Toledo, OH 43606
phone: (419) 530-3272
email: jared.oluoch at utoledo.edu







I am looking for self-driven and highly motivated Masters and Ph.D. students who are interested in doing research in the area of networking and information security to join my group. Please send me an email and attach your curriculum vitae!


[02/2019] Invited to serve in the College of Engineering Retention Committee.

[02/2019] Nominated for 2017-2018 University of Toledo Advisor Award.

[02/2019] Our paper "Machine Learning-based Primary User Emulation Attack Detection In Cognitive Radio Networks using Pattern Described Link-Signature (PDLS)" is accepted by Wireless Telecommunications Sysmposium (WTS) 2019.

[09/2018] Our paper "CMAPS: A Chess-Based Multi-Facet Password Scheme for Mobile Devices" is accepted by IEEE Access.

[04/2018] Our paper "An Upper Bound on PHY-layer Key Generation for Secure Communications over a Nakagami-m Fading Channel with Asymmetric Additive Noise" is accepted by IEEE Access.

[09/18/2017] Our award from NSF is highlighted by Representative Marcy Kaptur's office. (link)

[09/2017] Our project on computational thinking for smart vehicles and cybersecurity is awarded by NSF. (link)

[10/2016] Our survey paper on localization for wireless sensor networks is accepted by Computer Networks Journal.

[09/2016] Invited to serve in the College of Engineering Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

[08/2016] Our project on channel coding for physical layer security is awarded by NSF. (link)

Short Biography

I am currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Toledo , Ohio. I am also the Program Director for Computer Science & Engineering Technology (CSET) and Information Technology (IT) programs. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 2015. I received an M.S. degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2009.


Graduate Courses

·         EECS 6960 Research & Thesis.

·         EECS 6990 Independent Study.

·         EECS 8960 Dissertation.

Undergraduate Courses

·         CSET 1100 Introduction to Computer Science & Engineering Technology.

·         CSET 1200 Object Oriented Programming & Data Structures.

·         CSET 2200 PC & Industrial Networks.

·         CSE 3200 Client-Server Computing.

·         CSE 4100 Server-Side Programming.

·         CSET 4750 Computer Networks & Data Communications.


·         Trust & reputation management in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)

·         Localization in wireless sensor networks

·         Physical layer security

·         Computational Thinking.

My research aims at addressing the security of wireless networks both at the application layer and at the physical layer. We combine secret keys and channel coding techniques to provide security. In addition, my work proposes a trust and reputation mechanism for connected vehicles. My other research interests are in the area of anti-jamming techniques for cognitive radio networks. My research work has been published in peer-reviewed conferences and journals such as IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support, and International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications. My research has been funded by:

·         National Science Foundation

·         University of Toledo


Grants (as PI or co-PI)

·         “Understanding How Integrated Computational Thinking,Engineering Design, and Mathematics Can Help Students Solve Scientific and Technical Problems in Career Technical Education,” funded by NSF, PI, 09/15/2017 – 08/30/2020.

·         “I-CORPS: Teams: Addressing Information Security with Channel Codes,” funded by NSF, PI, 07/16/2016 – 02/17/2016.

·         “New Tenure-track faculty start-up fund,” funded by University of Toledo, 07/2015 – 07/2017.

Invited Talk

Grand Opening of New Engineering Center, Oakland University, Rochester, MI. September 12, 2014. (link)


  1. Zhu, Y., Gurary, J., Corser, G., Oluoch, J., Alnahash, N., & Fu, H. "CMAPS: A Chess-Based Multi-Facet Password Scheme for Mobile Devices.’’ IEEE Access , 2018.

  2. Albehadili, A., Al Shamaileh, K., Javaid, A., Oluoch, J., & Devabhaktuni, V. J. "An Upper Bound on PHY-Layer Key Generation for Secure Communications Over a Nakagami-M Fading Channel With Asymmetric Additive Noise.’’ IEEE Access , 2018.

  3. Chowdhury, T. J., Elkin, C., Devabhaktuni, V., Rawat, D. B., & Oluoch, J. "Advances on Localization Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey.’’ Computer Networks , 2016.

  4. Oluoch, J. (2016). "VANETs: Security Challenges and Future Directions.'' International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering, 10(6), 864-868.

  5. Oluoch, J. (2016). "A Distributed Reputation Scheme for Situation Awareness in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)''. IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Confer ence on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA)., San Diego, CA, USA.

  6. Oluoch, J. ''A Theoretical Framework for Trust Management in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET).'' International Journal of Trust Management in Computing & Communications.,Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015.

  7. Gurray, J., Zhu, Y., Corser, G., Oluoch, J., Alnahash. N., & Fu, H. "MAPS: A Multi-Dimensional Password Scheme for Mobile Authentication." In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2015)., ACM.

  8. Corser, G. P., Arslanturk, S., Oluoch, J., Fu, H., & Corser, G. E. "Knowing the Enemy at the Gates: Measuring Attacker Motivation.'' International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN),, (2013). 5(2), 83-95.

  9. Oluoch, J., Fu, H., Younang, A., Zhu, Y., & Tri-Tran, B. "A simulation study of impacts of collaborative worm hole attacks in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)''. In Proceedings of the 2012 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference, (pp. 40-45). ACM.

Last updated 02/28/2019