Date of Award

Fall 12-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity



First Advisor

Aftab Ahmad

Second Reader

Danté A. Tawfeeq

Third Advisor

Douglas Salane


In the area of computer science, past research has found that the concept of self-similarity is present in local and Internet-based network traffic. This study considers the possibility that data traveling through the neuronal network in the human brain is also self-similar. By analyzing publicly available raw EEG data and estimating its Hurst parameter, we find indications that brain data traffic may in fact be self-similar.



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