David A. Mohaisen

I am a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida with joint appointments in Computer Engineering and Modeling and Simulation. My research is in the area of security and privacy, and I have been recently focusing on topics such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, software and networked systems, internet of things and wearables, and blockchains. My active pursuits include:

I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, in 2012, where I was a fellow advised by Prof. Yongdae Kim. I spent several years before and after then in the research and development industry, including working as a research engineer at ETRI (in South Korea) and as a (senior) research scientist at Verisign Labs (in Reston, Virginia). At UCF, I direct the Security and Analytics Lab (SEAL), where I have been fortunate to mentor several hardworking students.

Doctoral Advisees(1)(2)

  1. Jeff Spaulding (2018) Lead Engineer, Booz Allen
  2. Ashar Ahmad (2019) VP Engineering, Rapticore
  3. Mo Abuhamad (2020) Asst Prof, Loyola Chicago
  4. Hisham Alasmary (2020) Asst Prof, King Khalid U
  5. Rhongho Jang (2020) Asst Prof, Wayne State
  6. Jeman Park (2020) Asst Prof, Kyung Hee Uni.
  7. Jinchun Choi (2020) Sr Researcher, ETRI
  8. Afsah Anwar (2021) Asst Prof, Florida A&M U.
  9. Sultan Alshamrani (2021) Asst Prof, SEU
  10. Muhammad Saad (2021) Sr Scientist, PayPal
  11. Ahmed Abusnaina (2022) Scientist, Facebook
  12. รœlkรผ Meteriz-Yฤฑldฤฑran (2022) Scientist, Facebook
  13. A. Alabduljabbar (2022) Asst Prof/Chair, PSAU
  14. Hattan Althebeiti (2023) Asst Prof, Taif University
  15. Mohammed Alkinoon (CS, exp. 2024)
  16. Ayodeji Adeniran (MST, exp. 2024)
  17. Mohamed Alqadhi (CS; exp. 2024)
  18. Soohyeon Choi (CS; exp. 2025)
  19. Ali Alkinoon (CS; exp. 2025)
  20. Jie Li (CS; exp. 2025)
  21. Aziz Alghamdi (ECE; exp 2025)
  22. Ahod Alguried (CS; exp 2025)

I am on leave until Fall 2024. I will not accept any new students nor commit to any service.

Selected and Recent Publications

Also see my DBLP and Google Scholar profiles for complete lists

Recent Teaching Activities

  • Fall 2022, CAP 5150: Foundations of Computer Security and Privacy (Sample Projects)
  • Fall 2021, CAP 5150: Foundations Computer Security and Privacy
  • Spring 2021, CAP 6640: Natural Language Understanding
  • Spring 2021, CAP 5150: Foundations Computer Security and Privacy
  • Spring 2020, CAP 6640: Natural Language Understanding
  • Spring 2020, CAP 5150: Foundations Computer Security and Privacy
  • Spring 2019, CAP 6640: Natural Language Understanding
  • Spring 2019, CIS 4361: Secure Operating Systems
  • Fall 2018, CIS 4615: Secure Software Development
  • Spring 2018, CAP 6133: Computer Security and Computer Forensics
  • Fall 2017, CIS 4615: Secure Software Development

Recent Honors (and Awards)

  • 2022 UCF Teaching Incentive Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2022 UCF Research Incentive Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2022 CECS Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
  • Best Paper Award Nomineee of IEEE VR 2022
  • Best Extended Abstract Award of IEEE DSN 2021
  • Best Student Paper Award Nomineee of ACM ICS 2021
  • Distiniguished TPC member of IEEE INFOCOM (2016-2021)
  • Best Paper Award of IEEE Systems Journal (2020)

Current Services: TPC: WWW 2023, IEEE S&P 2023.

Contact: HPA2-240, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, USA. mohaisen@ucf.edu