Graduate Program Director
Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Office: CASE 365
Email: carbunar at cs dot fiu dot edu
I am an associate professor and the graduate program director in the Knight
Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU in Miami. I
where we build secure and private solutions for distributed systems. We
leverage diverse tools and techniques (e.g., machine learning, applied
cryptography, user studies) to investigate problems that include fraud and
abuse detection in online systems, mobile authentication and censorship
Open positions: The CaSPR lab is looking for talented and motivated Ph.D. students. If you are interested and would like to apply, please read this first and follow the instructions.
A Study of Friend Abuse Perception in Facebook.
Sajedul Talukder, Bogdan Carbunar.
ACM Transactions on Social Computing, Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2020.
Human Distinguishable Visual Key Fingerprints.
Mozhgan Azimpourkivi, Umut Topkara, Bogdan Carbunar.
In Proceedings of the 29th Usenix Security Symposium, Boston, August 2020.
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).
In Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), London, November 2019.
The CaSPR lab has funding to support 1-2 new Ph.D. students. If you are interested and would like to apply, please read this first and follow the instructions.
Rubén Recabarren, Ph.D., Thesis title: ``Secure Distributed Systems in Satoshi Blockchains''. Defended: March 2021. First employer: Facebook
Nestor G. Hernandez, Ph.D., Thesis title: ``Demystifying Search Optimization Fraud in App Markets''. Defended: June 2020. First employer: MathWorks
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