Bogdan Carbunar

Assistant Professor
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Office: ECS 310
Email: carbunar at cs dot fiu dot edu.

CV

About

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.

I am directing the Cyber Security and PRivacy (CaSPR) Lab.

Selected Recent Publications


  • [IEEE TMC] Movee: Video Liveness Verification for Mobile Devices Using Built-in Motion Sensors
    Mahmudur Rahman, Umut Topkara, Bogdan Carbunar.
    Accepted in the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2015. [pdf]

  • [IEEE/ACM ASONAM] A Longitudinal Study of the Google App Market
    Bogdan Carbunar, Rahul Potharaju.
    Accepted in the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) [full paper acceptance rate=18%], Paris, August, 2015. [pdf]

  • [ACM WiSec] Liveness Verifications for Citizen Journalism Videos
    Mahmudur Rahman, Mozhgan Azimpourkivi, Umut Topkara, Bogdan Carbunar.
    In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) [acceptance rate=19%], New York City, June, 2015. [pdf]

    Please see here for a complete list.

    Awards

  • Nicholas D. Georganas Best Paper Award 2014, for the paper "A Framework for Network Aware Caching for Video on Demand Systems", that appeared in ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP).

  • Best student paper award for the paper "Turning the Tide: Curbing Deceptive Yelp Behaviors" that appeared in SIAM SDM 2014.

  • Best paper award for the paper "Yelp Events. Making Bricks Without Clay?" that appeared in IEEE HotPOST 2013.

    Students

    Current students
        Mahmudur Rahman
        Mozhgan Azimpurkivi
        Nestor G. Hernandez (co-advised with Leonardo Bobadilla)
       
    Md Mizanur Rahman
        Sajedul Talukder

    Former students
        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

    Prospective Students

    I am looking for motivated and hardworking Ph.D. students who are interested to do research in security, privacy and distributed systems. If you are interested to join my group, please apply to the FIU graduate program.

    Teaching

    Fall 2015
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security
  • CIS5374: Information Security and Privacy

    Spring 2015
  • CNT4403: Introduction to Computer Security
    Fall 2014
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security
  • CIS5374: Information Security and Privacy
    Spring 2014
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security: Professional MSIT Edition
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security
  • CIS5373: Systems Security
    Fall 2013
  • CIS5374: Information Security and Privacy
    Spring 2013
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security: Online Edition
    Fall 2012
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security
  • CNT4403: Computer Security
    Spring 2012
  • CIS5374: Information Security and Privacy
    Fall 2011
  • CIS5372: Foundations of Computer Security

    SERVICE

    I am or have been involved with the following venues (as TPC member, unless specified differently): WESS 2015, IEEE CloudCom 2015, NSS 2015, IEEE LCN 2015, ISC 2014, WESS 2014, ICCVE 2014, IEEE LCN 2014 (Publicity Chair), INSCRYPT 2013, CANS 2013, ICICS 2013, IEEE ICDCS 2013, IEEE CCNC 2013, WESS 2013, Inscrypt 2012, IEEE ICPADS 2012, IEEE SICK, ISOC NDSS 2012, CCSocialComp 2011, ACM STC 2011, IEEE ICME 2011, ACM CCSW 2010, ACM STC 2010, ACM SAC 2010, FC 2010, CoSec 2009, ACM STC 2009, ACM CCSW 2009, IEEE NPSec 2009, IEEE NPSec 2008, FC 2008 (Poster Chair), MODUS 2008, IEEE NPSec 2007, Inscrypt 2007