Mission

The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT)  is an interdisciplinary research center dedicate to training the current and the future generations of cybersecurity professionals. Cyber adversaries have presented a full spectrum of threats not only to the U.S. government, but also to private organizations and critical infrastructure sectors. Computer systems, applications and IoT are exponentially increasing in numbers, and services they provide. As we rely more on using computer systems, we are witnessing a massive increase in cybersecurity breaches, cybercrime, hacktivism and espionage. Securing computer systems and networking has become an issue of extreme importance due to the rapid increase and deployment of information systems and exponential growth of Internet users. Making computer systems and Internet more secure for the society is the goal that the Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT) has set for itself. Our Cyber mission contributes to enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the internet by developing and delivering new technologies, tools, techniques; mitigate and secure current and future systems, networks and infrastructure against cyberattacks; conduct and support technology transition and lead and coordinate research and development.

About

The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT) focuses on research and development in the fields of network security, mobile networks, sensor and ad-hoc networks, Cloud and information networks, multi-media, multi-service, integrated wired/wireless networks, multi-media, multi-service, integrated wired/wireless networks, secure communications, and information distribution networks. We also offer courses and labs in these areas to train undergraduate and graduate students to be the leaders of this information era. These research and educational activities have been funded by government agencies and industries including: US Army, National Science Foundation (NSF), Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), Panasonic, NY State, NY Department of Transportation, and AT&T.

The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT) represents the culmination of approximately thirty years of research cooperation of faculty members from City College departments in the fields of network security, mobile and sensor networks, IP-based networks, multimedia, multiservice, integrated wired and wireless networks.

The Center's present research work on telecommunications and information distribution has been largely supported by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) by way of the "ARL Collaborative Technology Alliance on Communications and Networks" ( approximately $2.5 million, eight year contract). The CINT research aims to enhance the mobile communications environment on the battle field. Such an environment is characterized by severe communications bandwidth and energy constraints, while providing secure, jam-resistant communications in a noisy, hostile, wireless surroundings.

The Center is justly proud of more than thirty Ph.D. students who have earned their degrees over the past dozen years. All have substantially contributed to the advancement of the telecommunications specialty with their dissertation research and now hold leadership positions in industry and academia. Faculty members and previous doctoral students have an outstanding publications record, consisting of many journal contributions and reviewed conference proceedings, as well as a number of books and patents.