Syed Rafiul Hussain
Department of Computer Science
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher hosted by my PhD supervisor Prof. Elisa Bertino and Prof. Ninghui Li at Purdue University from where I have also obtained my PhD.
Research Interests: My research interests span the areas of network and system security with a focus on improving security and privacy postures of emerging networks (e.g., cellular networks) and cyber-physical systems (e.g., IoT).
Vision: My research philosophy is to take a holistic approach by fundamentally enhancing 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, software testing, program analysis, cryptography, signal processing and industry standards.
October 19: Inducted by GSMA in the Mobile Security Research Hall of Fame for identitifying 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.
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.