• Twitter Covert Channel and Coercion Resestant Authentication posters have been accepted to 2014 Usenix Security Conference.
  • Bidirectional Verification for Cloud Data has been accepted for Elsevier Jounral of Network and Computer Application (JNCA).
  • Reconfigurable Encryption paper has been accepted for 2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM'13).
  • Wide Area Single System Image paper has been accepted for the 2013 GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE 2013).
  • XML-based Network Management paper has been accepted for the 2013 IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS 2013).
  • Received President’s Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award (PRSCA 2012-2013).
  • Cloud Storage Security paper has been accepted for 31st IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'12).
  • Wireless Network Security paper has been accepted for IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM'12).

About Me

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) since Fall, 2012. I have graduated with a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2012). I have completed my Masters from the same department (2008) and my Bachelors degree was from Yamagata University, Japan (2006).


I lead the PolySec Lab. Please visit our webspace.

My broad research interest is in the field of Security & Forensics. As a part of my doctoral research, I have developed a holistic approach of data security in embedded cloud computing by securing the data throughout the life-cycle.  Some of the problems that I have studied in this regard include: reconfigurable encryption for embedded systems, remote verification of storage integrity in cloud, channel independent physical layer security in wireless networks, smartphone and cloud forensics, and securing the key management and routing in wireless ad hoc network. I have also worked closely with several Socially Relevant Computing projects where the goal is to solve problems of societal interest using the knowledge of Computer Science.


All course contents are maintained on Blackboard. Up-to-date office hours can be found in this link. My office is at 8-41.

  • Fall 2012
    • CS 141: Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving.
  • Winter 2013
    • CS 460: Secure Communication.
    • CS 463: Undergraduate Seminar on Smartphone Security.
  • Spring 2013
    • CS 140: Introduction to Computer Science.
    • CS 141: Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving.
  • Fall 2013
    • CS 365: Computer Architecture.
    • CS 599: Advanced Information Security.
  • Spring 2014
    • CS 460: Secure Communication.
    • CS 525: Advanced Computer Architecture.

Professional Activity

Honors & Awards

Copyright: Mohammad Iftekhar Husain, 2012