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Mohammad Iftekhar Husain

Mohamad Husain’s cyber security expertise is focused on the areas of data privacy in social networks and neurophysiological solutions for cyber security problems (see interviews below). In the data privacy domain, he analyzes trends in state, national and international data privacy laws and their potential impacts as well as application of blockchain in data privacy. One area to watch is the expanding us if DNA testing and what happens when your DNA is being used in increasing ways by others.

At Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Husain leads the PolySec lab, a computer science department center for cyber security & forensics education, research and outreach supported by ~$2,500,000 federal grants and industry gifts. He also directs the university’s Virtual Reality Lab.

Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship for Service (SFS) Grant, ”An Interdisciplinary, Learning-by-Doing Approach to Identify and Prepare Cyber Warriors,” ~$2,000,000 (including supplemental awards), 2015-19
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation (NSF) EAGER Project Title” S^2 Lab: An Experimental Framework for Smartphone Security Education,” Collaborative award with SUNY-Buffalo, ~$300,000, 2016-19
  • Principal Investigator, National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber Grant, “Cyber Security Summer Camp for K-12 Students and Educators,” ~$210,000, 2015-18
  • Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant, “NSF REU site in Big Data Security and Privacy,” ~$300,000, 2018-20
  • Principle Investigator; Northrop Grumman Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Google; ~$100,000 in industry gifts, 2012-present

Selected Publications:

  • With G. Kutukian, “Design and Development of an IoT Home Network Monitoring System,” International Workshop of Security and Trust in Mobile Network at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering, 2019
  • With L. Gutierrez, “Design and Development of a Mobile EEG Data Analytics Framework,” 5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Service and Applications, 2019
  • With N. Pantic and Mohammad Husain, “A Decision Support System for Personality Based Phishing Susceptibility Analysis,” The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Cyber Crime Investigation and Prevention in conjunction with IEEE Big Data, 2018
  • With H. Darvish, “Security Analysis of Mobile Money Applications on Android,” The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Cyber Crime Investigation and Prevention in conjunction with IEEE Big Data, 2018
  • With N. Pantic, “Covert Botnet Command and Control Using Twitter,” 31st Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC’15), 2015
  • With B. Wu, T. Nguyen, “Implementation Vulnerability Associated with OAuth 2.0: A Case Study on Dropbox,” 6th Symposium on Security and Privacy in Next Generation Networks in conjunction with 12th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 2015
  • With S. Fang and D. Rajamanthri, “Facebook Privacy Management Simplified,” 6th Symposium on Security and Privacy in Next Generation Networks in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 2015

Interviews:

Education:

B.S., Computer Science, Yamagata University (Japan)
M.S. & Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY-Buffalo)

Languages:

English, Bengali and Japanese

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