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I am from Bangladesh: a country of beauty, surprise, and stories.

My personal interests include traveling and photography.

A glimpse of few explorations through my viewfinder: Flickr


Awards and Honors

  • Nominated for Faculty Travel Award to visit the Funding Agencies,

        College of Engineering, Utah State University [Fall 2018]

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, UT Arlington [Spring 2016]

  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, UT Arlington [Spring 2016]


  • NSF Travel Scholarship to attend the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2015)


  • Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship at The University of Texas at Arlington [Fall 2015]. 


  • Graduate Research Assistantship at the Information Security Lab, UT Arlington [Fall 2010-Summer 2015]


  • Scholarship from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) for outstanding results in Admission Test [2004].


  • Bangladesh Education Board Scholarship for outstanding results in Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination

        [2004 - 2009].


  • Bangladesh Education Board Scholarship for outstanding results in Secondary School Certificate Examination

        [2001 -2003].


  • Bangladesh Education Board Scholarship for securing the 1st position (Talent Pool) in Junior Scholarship Examination [1999-2001].







Fall 2010 - Spring 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington

PhD in Computer Science

Supervisor: Matthew Wright, PhD

2004 - 2009

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering

1994 - 2003

Ispahani Public School and College

Secondary and Higher Secondary Studies

Courses Taught

  • Assistant Professor, Utah State University

            Computer Security [Fall 2018]

  • Guest Lecturer, Clemson University  

            Usable Security and Privacy [Fall 2016, Fall 2017]    

  • Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington 

           Usable Security and Privacy [Fall 2015]    

  • Lecturer

       University of Information Technology and Sciences        

       Chittagong, Bangladesh [Fall 2009 – Summer 2010]

              Computer Fundamentals

              Programming Languages (e.g., C Programming)

              Web Technologies

              Management Information Systems (MIS)


              Computer Applications in Business.

Supervision and Mentoring


I have been privileged to mentor the following graduate and undergraduate students, involved in my collaborative projects:

PhD Students:

  • Byron Lowens [Clemson University]                               June 2016 – April 2018

       Publication: CTS 2016, Computation+Journalism Symposium 2017 (poster)

  • Sovantharith Seng [RIT]                                                  Spring 2016 - Present

      Publications: USEC 2017, IEEE S&P 2017 (Poster), ConPro 2018               


  • Sadia Ahmed [UT Arlington]                                        Spring 2016 – Fall 2016

      Publication: USEC 2017

MS Students [UT Arlington]

  • Sonali Tukaram Marne                                                   Graduated: Spring 2017

      Publications: WIPS 2017

  • Kanis Fatema                                                                 Graduated: Spring 2015

      Publications: ESORICS 2015, SOUPS 2015

  • Vikram Verma                                                                     Graduated: Fall 2014

  • Nikhil Madav                                                                     Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2013

Undergraduate Research Assistants [Clemson University]

  • Maryjo May                                                                        Fall 2016 - April 2018

  • Brian Justice                                                                Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

  • Jordan Minoda                                                             Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

  • Sandhya Rajasabeson                                                    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

  • Duyen Nguyen                                                                Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BS Research Interns [UT Arlington]                                                 Summer 2012                                

  • Rebecca Navarre

  • Michael Baker



Professional Experiences

Fall 2018 - Present

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Utah State University

Summer 2018

Post-doctoral Research Scientist

Center for Cybersecurity, RIT

Fall 2009 - Summer 2010

Full-time Lecturer

University of Information Technology and Sciences

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Research Collaborators

  • Matthew Wright


      Director of Center for Cybersecurity, RIT

  • Franziska Roesner

      Assistant Professor

      University of Washington

  • Susan McGregor

      Assistant Professor

      Columbia University

  • Kelly Caine

      Associate Professor  

      Director of HATLab, Clemson University

  • Apu Kapadia

      Associate Professor

      Indiana University Bloomington

  • Shannon Scielzo

      Assistant Professor

      University of Texas Southwestern

Professional Services

Program Committee: WPES 2017 (collocated with CCS)

External Reviewer:

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security

  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

  • Journal of Information Security and Applications

  • CHI 

  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

  • USENIX Security Symposium 

  • NDSS

  • PETS

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