David A. Mohaisen

I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. My research focus is 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 working with Yongdae Kim (advisor) and Nick Hopper. At UCF I direct the Security and Analytics Lab (SEAL).

I am a Senior Member of ACM (since 2018) and IEEE (since 2015) a Distinguished Speaker of ACM (2021-2024; request) and Distinguished Visitor of IEEE's Computer Society (2021-2023; request).

More details are in my CV and statements (research teaching service diversity efforts impact).

Teaching: Fall 2021: Foundations of Computer Security. Office Hours: (Summer 2021): by appointment.

Openings: I am always looking for UCF B.Sc./M.Sc. students to work with me on exciting projects in the area of computer security and online privacy. Email me (at mylastname@ucf.edu) for more details.

Selected Recent Conference Publications

Also my DBLP and Google Scholar profiles for complete lists

Selected Recent Journal Publications

Doctoral Advisees

I am very proud of the talented current and past students I had the opportunity to work with (complete list)

  • Jeffrey Spaulding (PhD 2018) → Assistant Professor at Canisius College → Booz Allen
  • Ashar Ahmad (PhD 2019) → Director of Research at Clear Village Inc.
  • Mo Abuhamad (PhD 2020) → Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago
  • Hisham Alasmary (PhD 2020) → Assistant Professor at King Khalid University
  • Jinchun Choi (PhD 2020) → Postdoc at Texas A&M University
  • Rhongho Jang (PhD 2020) → Assistant Professor at Wayne State University
  • Jeman Park (PhD 2020) → Postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Afsah Anwar (PhD 2021) → Postdoc at Northeastern University
  • Muhammad Saad (PhD 2021) → Researcher at PayPal
  • Ahmed Abusnaina (2018--) PhD candidate computer science
  • Sultan Alshamrani (2018--) PhD candidate computer science
  • Ulku Meteriz (2018--) PhD candidate computer science
  • Abdulrahman Alabduljabbar (2019--) PhD student computer science
  • Mohammed Alkinoon (2020--) PhD student computer science
  • Ayodeji Adeniran (2021--) PhD student modeling and simulation
  • Saad Almohaimeed (2021--) PhD student computer science
  • Saleh Almohaimeed (2021--) PhD student computer science
  • Soohyeon Choi (2021--) PhD student computer science
  • Ran Gedawy (2021--) PhD student computer science
  • Marwan Omar (2021--) PhD student computer science
  • Kyle Thomas (2021--). PhD student computer science (co-advised with Dr. Yan Solihin)

Selected Recent Talks



Current Service. I am currently serving on the PC of ACM WiSec 2021 PETS 2021 and IEEE ICDCS 2021 (co-chair of the Blockchain track) -- submit your work. I am also the vice chair of the IEEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (TCI). I am also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing IEEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems Elsevier Computer Networks and ETRI Journal (Wiley). Previously I served on ACM CoNEXT 2019 (general chair) SecureComm 2019 (PC chair) ISOC NDSS PETS ACM MobiSys WiSec ACM AsiaCCS IEEE INFOCOM ICDCS CNS WWW etc. More details on my other services are shown here.

Sponsors: Supported by NSF NRF AFRL AFOSR NVIDIA and CyberFlorida.

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

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

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

Website last updated on 04/28/2020