I am an associate professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences
at FIU in Miami. I direct the CaSPR Lab,
where we build secure and private solutions for distributed systems. Current
interests include fraud and abuse detection in online systems, mobile
authentication and cryptocurrencies.
The Art and Craft of Fraudulent App Promotion in Google Play.
Mizanur Rahman*, Nestor Hernandez*, Ruben Recabarren, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Bogdan Carbunar. (* equally contributing authors).
Accepted in the 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), London, November 2019.
Tithonus: A Bitcoin Based Censorship Resilient System.
Ruben Recabarren, Bogdan Carbunar.
In Proceedings of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PoPETS), Issue 1, Stockholm, July 2019.
Fraud De-Anonymization for Fun and Profit.
Nestor Hernandez, Mizanur Rahman, Ruben Recabarren, Bogdan Carbunar.
In Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Toronto, October 2018.
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Mozhgan Azimpurkivi, Ph.D., Thesis title: ``Image Based Authentication''. Defended: March 2019. First employer: Bloomberg LP (AI Software Engineer)
Sajedul Talukder, Ph.D., Thesis title: ``Detection and Prevention of Abuse in Online Social Networks''. Defended: April 2019. First employer: Edinboro University
Md Mizanur Rahman, Ph.D. Thesis title: ``Search Rank Fraud Prevention in Online Systems''. Defended: November 2018. First employer: Amazon
Mahmudur Rahman, Ph.D. Defended: December 2015. First employer: IBM Watson
George Burri. M.S., First employer: Jive Software
Madhusudan Banik. M.S. First employer: Eden Rock Communications