Research interests: My research interest broadly lies in the areas of network and systems security. More specifically, my research focuses on improving security and privacy postures of emerging networks and cyber-physical systems, including cellular networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT), embedded devices, software-defined networking, and cloud infrastructures.
Vision: My research philosophy is to take a holistic approach to fundamentally enhance the investigation of security and privacy of a system starting from analyzing designs, evaluating implementations, monitoring systems, and building verified/high-assurance defenses. As part of this process, I combine theory and practice by drawing inspirations from formal verification, program analysis, software testing, signal processing, and cryptography.
January 20: Invited to serve in the PC of ESORICS’20.
January 20: PKI based defense against fake base stations has been featured by Wired and News Dio.
December 19: ATFuzzer was awarded the Best Paper Award at ACSAC’19.
November 19: 5GReasoner was featured by Wired, TechCrunch, Forbes, MIT Technology Review, Yahoo Finance, and 70+ other media outlets worldwide.
November 19: ATFuzzer was featured in TechCrunch, Xiaomi, Deep Security News, My Digi Tech, Android Police, and 40+ other media outlets all over the world.
October 19: Intel awarded $72K for our work on IoT security.
October 19: Inducted by GSMA in the Mobile Security Research Hall of Fame for identifying design flaws/weaknesses in 5G network.
October 19: Side Channel Attacks in 4G and 5G Cellular Networks got accepted for presenting in Black Hat Europe’19.
August 19: ATFuzzer got accepted to ACSAC’19. Congrats to Imtiaz and Fabrizio! My first work as a mentor!
August 19: “Protecting the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols against Security and Privacy Attacks” got accepted to PETS’20. Congrats to Ankush!
July 19: 5GReasoner got accepted to CCS’19.
March 19: “Securing the Insecure Link of Internet-of-Things Using Next-Generation Smart Gateways” got accepted to DCOSS’19.
March 19: “Insecure Connection Bootstrapping in Cellular Networks: The Root of All Evil” got accepted to WiSec’19.
February 19: Our NDSS’19 paper has been featured by Washington Post, Wired, TechCrunch, MSN News, The Hacker News, and 100+ other media outlets worldwide.
December 18: Qualcomm awarded $10K for our work on cellular network security.
December 18: Intel awarded $65K for our work on cellular network security.
November 18: “Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols Using Side-Channel Information” got accepted to NDSS’19. Best Paper Award Honorable Mention.
March 18: Our NDSS’18 paper has been featured by New York Times, Forbes, CNet, ACM Tech News, ZDNet, The Register, and 100+ other media outlets worldwide.