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Syed Rafiul Hussain

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering

Research Areas:

Network and Mobile Systems; Programming Languages and Compilers; Security and Privacy

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2009
  • MS, Computer Science, North Carolina State University, 2013
  • Ph D, Computer Science, Purdue University, 2018

Publications

Books

  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, 2020, A Systematic Framework For Analyzing the Security and Privacy of Cellular Networks, Purdue University Graduate School

Journal Articles

  • Mitziu Echeverria, Zeeshan Ahmed, Bincheng Wang, M Fareed Arif, Syed Rafiul Hussain and Omar Chowdhury, 2021, "PHOENIX: Device-Centric Cellular Network Protocol Monitoring using Runtime Verification", arXiv preprint arXiv:2101.00328
  • Elisa Bertino, Syed Rafiul Hussain and Omar Chowdhury, 2020, "5G Security and Privacy: A Research Roadmap", arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.13604
  • Imtiaz Karim, Fabrizio Cicala, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Omar Chowdhury and Elisa Bertino, 2020, "ATFuzzer: Dynamic Analysis Framework of AT Interface for Android Smartphones", Digital Threats: Research and Practice, 1, (4), pp. 1--29
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Shagufta Mehnaz, Shahriar Nirjon and Elisa Bertino, 2017, "Secure Seamless Bluetooth Low Energy Connection Migration For Unmodified IoT Devices"
  • Lorenzo Bossi, Elisa Bertino and Syed Rafiul Hussain, 2016, "A System for Profiling and Monitoring Database Access Patterns by Application Programs for Anomaly Detection", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
  • Asmaa Sallam, Elisa Bertino, Syed Rafiul Hussain, David Landers, R. Michael Lefler and Donald Steiner, 2015, "DBSAFE -- An Anomaly Detection System to Protect Databases from Exfiltration Attempts", IEEE Systems Journal
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Changda Changda and Elisa Bertino, 2015, "Dictionary Based Secure Provenance Compression for Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (TPDS), 26
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Subrata Saha and Ashikur Rahman, 2011, "SAAMAN: scalable address autoconfiguration in mobile ad hoc networks", Journal of Network and Systems Management, 19, (3), pp. 394--426

Conference Proceedings

  • Ankush Singla, Rouzbeh Behnia, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Atilla Yavuz and Elisa Bertino, 2021, "Look Before You Leap: Secure Connection Bootstrapping for 5G Networks to Defend Against Fake Base-Stations", 16th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), 2021., pp. 15
  • Mitziu Echeverria, Zeeshan Ahmed, Bincheng Wang, Fareed Arif, Syed Rafiul Hussain and Omar Chowdhury, 2021, "PHOENIX: Device-Centric Cellular Network Protocol Monitoring using Runtime Verification", The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2021., pp. 18
  • Imtiaz Karim, Syed Rafiul Hussain and Elisa Bertino, 2021, "ProChecker: An Automated Security and Privacy Analysis Framework for 4G LTE Protocol Implementations", 41st IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)
  • Weicheng Wang, Fabrizio Cicala, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Bertino Bertino and Ninghui Li, 2020, "Analyzing the Attack Landscape of Zigbee-enabled IoT Systems and Reinstating Users’ Privacy", The 13th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec)
  • Moosa Yahyazadeh, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Endadul Hoque and Omar Chowdhury, 2020, "PatrIoT: Policy Assisted Resilient Programmable IoT System", International Conference on Runtime Verification, pp. 151--171
  • Ankush Singla, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Omar Chowdhury, Elisa Bertino and Ninghui Li, 2020, "Protecting the 4G and 5G cellular paging protocols against security and privacy attacks", Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), Sciendo, 2020, (1), pp. 126--142
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Mitziu Echeverria, Imtiaz Karim, Omar Chowdhury and Elisa Bertino, 2019, "5GReasoner: A property-directed security and privacy analysis framework for 5G cellular network protocol", Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, pp. 669--684
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Mitziu Echeverria, Ankush Singla, Omar Chowdhury and Elisa Bertino, 2019, "Insecure connection bootstrapping in cellular networks: the root of all evil", Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), pp. 1--11
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Fabrizio Cicala, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Omar Chowdhury and Elisa Bertino, 2019, "Opening Pandora's box through ATFuzzer: dynamic analysis of AT interface for Android smartphones", Proceedings of the 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), pp. 529--543
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Mitziu Echeverria, Omar Chowdhury, Ninghui Li and Elisa Bertino, 2019, "Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols Using Side Channel Information"
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Elisa Bertino and Shahriar Nirjon, 2019, "Securing the Insecure Link of Internet-of-Things Using Next-Generation Smart Gateways", IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Omar Chowdhury, Shagufta Mehnaz and Elisa Bertino, 2018, "LTEInspector: A Systematic Approach for Adversarial Testing of 4G LTE", Network and Distributed System Symposium (NDSS)
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Shagufta Mehnaz, Shahriar Nirjon and Elisa Bertino, 2017, "SeamBlue: Seamless Bluetooth Low Energy Connection Migration for Unmodified IoT Devices", ACM SIGBED International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN)
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Shagufta Mehnaz, Shahriar Nirjon and Elisa Bertino, 2017, "Seamless and secure bluetooth LE connection migration", pp. 147--149
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Asmaa Sallam and Elisa Bertino, 2015, "DetAnom: Detecting Anomalous Database Transaction by Insiders", Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, SIGSAC ACM CODASPY
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Lorenzo Bossi, Syed Rafiul Hussain and Asmaa Sallam, 2015, "Monitoring DBMS activity for detecting data exfiltration by insiders", Proceedings of the 16th Annual Information Security Symposium, pp. 1--1
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Changda Wang, Salmin Sultana and Elisa Bertino, 2014, "Secure Data Provenance Compression Using Arithmetic Coding in Wireless Sensor Networks"
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Ala Odeh, Amrut Shivakumar, Shalini Chauhan and Khaled Harfoush, 2013, "Real-time Traffic Congestion Management and Deadlock Avoidance for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks", pp. 223--227
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Syed Rafiul Hussain and AKM Ashikur Rahman, 2010, "RBP: Reliable Broadcasting Protocol in Large Scale Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, pp. 526--532
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Subrata Saha and Ashikur Rahman, 2009, "An efficient and scalable address autoconfiguration in mobile ad hoc networks", International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless, pp. 152--165

Other

  • Syed Rafiul Hussain and Kyu-han Kim, 2019, "Mobile virtual private network configuration"
  • Syed Rafiul Hussain, Shruti Sanadhya and Kyu-han Kim, 2018, "Deterrence of user equipment device location tracking"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Mobile Security Research Hall of Fame, Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA), 2019 - 2021
  • Distinguished Paper Award, The 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2019., 2019 - 2019
  • Distinguished Paper Award Honorable Mention, The 26th Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS), 2019., 2019 - 2019
  • Nominated for the best paper award, Tehe 14th ACM SIGBED International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN), 2017, 2017 - 2017
  • Intel Security Research Assistantship, Intel/CERIAS, 2017 - 2017
  • Travel grant award., IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy., 2016 - 2016

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