• Received NSF SFS grant (PI, 2015-2019, $1.8M) for our project "An Interdisciplinary, Learning-by-Doing Approach to Identify and Prepare Cyber Warriors".
  • Dropbox OAuth vulnerability and Facebook privacy paper have been accepted for the 6th Symposium on Security and Privacy in Next Generation Networks (ITNG'15).
  • Personality bias based Phishing e-mail detection paper has been accepted for the 9th IEEE Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC'15).
  • Thanks to Sandia National Lab, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Microsoft Corporation for your generous support to Cloud and UAV research.
  • 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 for more about our research and publication list.

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.

  • Courses Taught
    • CS 140: Introduction to Computer Science.
    • CS 141: Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving.
    • CS 365: Computer Architecture.
    • CS 460: Secure Communication.
    • CS 463: Undergraduate Seminar on Smartphone Security.
    • CS 525: Advance Computer Architecture.
    • CS 599: Advanced Information Security.

Professional Activity

  • Program Committe Member:
    • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2014, 2015)
    • IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS 2014)
    •  International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2014)
    • International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2013, 2014)
  • Reviewer:
    • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC)
    • Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (AHN)
    • Springer Transactions on Computational Science (TCS)
    • International Journal of Network Security (IJNS)
    • IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS)
    • International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C)

Honors & Awards

  • Ambassadorial Scholarship, The Rotary Foundation, USA; Jan. 2007 to Dec 2007.
  • Tokyu Scholarship, Tokyu Foundation, Japan; Apr. 2006 to Dec. 2006.
  • Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship, Rotary Club, Japan; Apr. 2004 to Mar. 2006.
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Japan; Apr. 2000 to Mar. 2004.
  • Prime Minister's Award, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh; Jun. 1996 to Jul. 2000; For the national merit ranking of 6th in Secondary and 8th in Higher Secondary Certificate Examination.

Copyright: Mohammad Iftekhar Husain, 2012