I am an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU in Miami.
My research interests are in privacy and security issues in online (geo)social networks
(e.g., fake review detection, private location-centric aggregates, location verification),
caching in content distribution networks of video on demand providers, private data and
computation outsourcing, electronic payments.
Turning the Tide: Curbing Deceptive Yelp Behaviors
Mahmudur Rahman, Bogdan Carbunar, Jaime Ballesteros, George Burri, Duen Horng (Polo) Chau.
Accepted in the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM), Philadelphia, April 2014.
Seeing is Not Believing: Visual Verifications through Liveness Analysis using Mobile Devices
Mahmudur Rahman, Umut Topkara, Bogdan Carbunar.
In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) [acceptance rate=19%], New Orleans, December 2013.
Towards Safe Cities: A Mobile and Social Networking Approach
Jaime Ballesteros, Bogdan Carbunar, Mahmudur Rahman, Naphtali Rishe, S.S. Iyengar.
Accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2013.
George Burri. Now at Jive Software
Madhusudan Banik. Degree: M.S. First position: Eden Rock Communications
Yuanzhen Gu. Degree: M.S. Now Ph.D. student at Rutgers University