• Link to PolySec cybersecurity lab at Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Link to CPP-SFS cybersecuity scholarship sponsored by NSF and DHS.
  • Recived early tenure and promotion to Associate Professor (2016).
  • Thanks to Google Inc. for their support through IgniteCS program (2016).
  • Thanks to Intel Corportation for their support to our Cyber Physical System Security lab (2015).
  • Thanks to Boeing Corporation for their support for our UAV cyber security project (2015).
  • Twitter botnet paper has been accepted for presentation at ACSAC'15.
  • Moving target defense based cyber-physical system security book chapter has been accepted for publication by CRC Press.
  • Elected as a College of Science representative senator (2015-2018) for the Academic Senate of Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Received NSA GenCyber grant (PI) to organize cybersecurity summer camp for high school students.
  • 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 (2014).
  • 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 currently an Associate Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) where I joined as an Assistant Professor in 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). My PhD thesis was on developing a holistic approach to lightweight data security in embedded cloud computing domain. My broad research interest is in the field of Security & Forensics.

I lead the PolySec Lab at Cal Poly Pomona. Please visit our webspace for more about our cybersecurity program, research and publication list.


All course contents are maintained on Blackboard. Up-to-date office hours can be found in the faculty schedule 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