I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. My research interests are in the broad area of computer security and online privacy, including applied machine learning[1][2], DDoS attacks and defeses[3][4], blockchain systems and their security[5][6], software analysis and security[7][8], critical infrastructure security[9][10], IoT security[11][12], and wearables security[13][14]. I obtained my PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2012, where I was advised by Prof. Yongdae Kim (now at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). At UCF, I direct the Security and Analytics Research Lab (SEAL)

Selected Publications

Published in top conferences such as CCS, NDSS, PETS, IMC, DSN, ICDCS, INFOCOM, DIMVA, and AsiaCCS, and archival journals, such as IEEE TDSC, TMC, TNET, and IoT Journal, our work was awarded several best paper awards, including IEEE Systems Journal 2020, IEEE DSC 2019, ACM DLoT 2018, IEEE ICDCS 2017, WISA 2014 (DBLP, Google Scholar). I received a Faculty Fellowship from the US AFOSR (2016).

Recent Doctoral Advisees

I am proud of the talented students I have had the privilege of working with, including my doctoral advisees:
  • Jeffrey Spaulding (2018), Assistant Professor at Canisius College
  • Ashar Ahmad (2019), Director of Research at Clear Village Inc.
  • Hisham Alasmary (2020), Assistant Professor at King Khalid University
  • Mo Abuhamad (2020), Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago
  • Rhongho Jang (2020), Assistant Professor at Wayne State University
  • Jeman Park (2020), Postdctoral Researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jinchun Choi (2020), Postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M University

I am currently an editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Elsevier Computer Networks, and ETRI Journal (Wiley), and on the PC of PETS 2021, INFOCOM 2021, and ICDCS 2020. Previously, I served on ACM CoNEXT 2019 (general chair), SecureComm 2019 (PC chair), ISOC NDSS, PETS, ACM MobiSys, WiSec, and ACM AsiaCCS, IEEE INFOCOM, ICDCS, CNS, WWW, etc. My work was supported by NSF, NRF, AFRL, AFOSR, NVIDIA and CyberFlorida. I am a Senior Member of ACM (2018) and IEEE (2015).

Projects: NSF CNS-180900

Outreach: K-12 STEM Day, Fox 35 (Available for media stories via UCF Communications)

Trivia: Up until late 2019, I went by Aziz Mohaisen. I enjoy endurance running

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

Website last updated on 04/28/2019