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 run the Security and Analytics Lab (SEAL).

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

Teaching: Spring 2021: Foundations of Computer Security. Computer Understanding of Natural Language.

Office Hours: (Spring 2021): Tuesday and Thursday (2:00pm-3:00pm) or by appointment.

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.

Openings. I am looking for three PhD students to join my group (Fall 2021 or Spring 2022). The ideal candidate must have some working experience and demonestrate a solid understanding of one of the following: deep/machine learning algorithms, distributed systems security, IoT/AR security, and software systems security. Send me a brief email with your CV and any information that might be relevant if interested.

Recent Doctoral Advisees

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

Selected Conference Publications

Recent Journal 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).

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