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.
Concise Paper: SensCrypt: A Secure Protocol for Managing Low Power Fitness Trackers
Mahmudur Rahman, Bogdan Carbunar, Umut Topkara.
Accepted in the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) [acceptance rate=18.99\%], Raleigh, North Carolina, October 2014.
[SIAM SDM] Best Student Paper Award!
Turning the Tide: Curbing Deceptive Yelp Behaviors
Mahmudur Rahman, Bogdan Carbunar, Jaime Ballesteros, George Burri, Duen Horng (Polo) Chau.
Proceedings of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) [acceptance rate=15.4\%], 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.
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.
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
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.