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Selected Projects - Reliable and Secure Software for CPS

  • Cyber-Physical System (CPS) Security
  • Defending Connected and Autonomous Vehicles from Attacks
  • Vehicle Software Engineering (VSE)
  • Building Intrusion-Aware Systems for Cloud and IOT
  • Machine Learning for Automatic Intrusion Detection

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Thesis Hall of Fame





  1. Anika Anwar, Cooperative and Decentralized Defense in Autonomous Vehicle Networks, PhD, 2023

  2. Rafsun Islam, Detection of Cyberbullying in Social Media Texts Using Explainable Artificial Intelligence, MSc, 2023.

  3. Tashaffi Yeasar, Pulse-to-Pair: A Heartbeat-based Authentication Method for Body Area Networks, MSc, 2023.

  4. Dominic Phillips, Security Risk-based Dynamic Platoon Formation Using Reinforcement Learning, MSc, 2023.

  5. Yunke Liu, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance in Central Bank Digital Currency, MEng, 2022. (co-supervised)

  6. Abu Faisal, Design and Implementation of A Secure Communication Architecture, PhD, 2022.

  7. Maryam Davari, Toward More Effective Management of Attribute-Based Access Control Policies, PhD, 2022.

  8. Farnood  Ghazvini, Mobile Malware Detection and Mitigation, PhD, 2022.

  9. Saeed Shafieian, Methods for Low Footprint Intrusion Detecion Using Ensemble Learning, PhD, 2022.

  10. Lama Moukahal, Security Enhancement of Vehicle Software Systems, PhD, 2021. (Outstanding PhD Research Achievement Award of the School of Computing, 2022)

  11. Aawista Chaudhry, A Framework for Modeling Advanced Persistent Threats in Intelligent Transportation Systems, MSc, 2021.

  12. Scarlett Taviss, Asm2Seq: Explainable Assembly Code Functional Summary Generation, MSc (co-supervised), 2021.

  13. Karim Lounis, Security of Short-Range Wireless Technologies and an Authentication Protocol for IoT, PhD, 2020. (Governor General Award, Outstanding PhD Research Achievement Award of the School of Computing, 2021)

  14. Bodrul Alam, Towards Reliability Evaluation and Integration in Cloud Resource Management, PhD, 2020.

  15. Syed Hridoy, Lightweight Authenticated Encryption for Vehicle Controller Area Network, MSc, 2020.

  16. Najmeh Arabi, Exploring Reinforcement Learning Driven Cyber-Attacks on Intelligent Transportation Systems, MSc (project), 2020.

  17. Juan Wang, A Secure Keyless Entry System Based on Contectual Information, MASc, 2019.

  18. Hasheem Ilyas, Towards Developing Secure IoT Applications Using Security Patterns, MSc (project), 2019.

  19. Marwa Elasyed, Advancing Security Services for Cloud Applications, PhD, 2018.

  20. Mohannad Alswailim, Preserving Accuracy and Privacy in Participatory Sensing Systems, PhD (co-supervised), 2018.

  21. Swawibe Alam, Securing Vehicle Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Communications and Data, MSc, 2018.

  22. Arafa Anis, Securing Web Applications with Secure Coding Practices and Integrity Verification, MSc, 2018.

  23. Jia Wan, Android App Protection through Anti-tampering and Anti-debugging Techniques, MSc, 2018.

  24. Pushpanjali Chauhan, A Signature-Based Approach for Detecting DoS and Fuzzy Attacks on Vehicle CAN Bus, MEng (project), 2018.

  25. L. Cheema, Machine Learning for In-Vehicular Intrusion Detection, MEng (project), 2018.

  26. Omar Hreirati, An Adaptive Dataset for Android Malware Research, MEng (project), 2018.

  27. Shahrear Iqbal, Towards A Security Framework for Smartphone Operating Systems, PhD, 2017. (Outstanding PhD Research Achievement Award of the School of Computing, 2018)

  28. Eslam Abdallah, Defending Against DDoS and Unauthorized Access Attacks in Information Centric Networking, PhD (co-supervised), 2017.

  29. Siam Hasan, A Protocol Specific Constraint-based Intrusion Detection System, MSc (co-supervised), 2017.

  30. Maryam Davari, Classifying and Predicting Software Security Vulnerabilities Based on Reproducibility, MSc, 2016.

  31. Saikat Das, A Cloud-based Framework for Security Analysis of Browser Extensions, MASc, 2016.

  32. P. Ranjan, Techniques to Detect and Prevent Changes in DOM Tree, Meng (project), 2016.

  33. Tianbin Jiang, Security Enhancement in Virtualization Memory Management, MSc (project), 2016.

  34. David Wang, An Anti-debug System for JavaScript Protection, MEng (project), 2015.

  35. Amin Khademi, Browser Fingerprinting: Analysis, Detection, and Prevention at Runtime, MSc, 2014.

  36. Umair Khan, Embedding Security Monitors in Software Components, PhD, 2014.

  37. Hana Hashemi, A Hybrid Approach to Detect Tabnabbing Attacks, MSc, 2014.

  38. Michael Godfrey, On the Prevention of Cache-Based Side-Channel Attacks in a Cloud Environment, MSc, 2013.

  39. Dhyanesh Chaudhari, A Component of Ranking Framework for More Reliable Software, MASc, 2013

  40. Atef Mohamed, Software Architecture-Based Failure Prediction, PhD, 2012. (“Honorable mention”, Outstanding PhD Research Achievement Award of the School of Computing, 2013)

  41. Anton Barua, Protecting Browser Extensions from JavaScript Injection Attacks with Runtime Protection and Static Analysis, MSc, 2012. (Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in the School of Computing, 2013)

  42. Umme Hunny, Orthogonal Security Defect Classification for Secure Software Development, MSc, 2012.

  43. Hossain Shahriar, Mitigation of Web-Based Program Security Vulnerability Exploitations, PhD, 2011. (Outstanding PhD Research Achievement Award of the School of Computing, 2011)

  44. Amatul Mohsina, DESERVE: A Framework for Detecting Program Security Vulnerability Exploitations, MSc, 2011.

  45. Xiaofeng Young, Monitoring Components by Using Aspects and Contracts in Wrappers, MASc, 2010.

  46. Istehad Chowdhury, Using Complexity, Coupling, and Cohesion Metrics as Early Indicators of Vulnerabilities, MSc, 2009.

  47. Hossain Shahriar, Mutation-Based Testing oF Buffer Overflows, SQL Injections, and Format String Bugs, MSc, 2008. (“Honorable mention”, IEEE Kingston Research Excellence Award for MSc, 2009)

  48. Gias Uddin, Development and Automatic Monitoring of Trust-Aware Service-Based Software, MASc, 2008.

  49. Vivian Kuang, A Dependable Network Intrusion Detection System Using the CSI-KNN Algorithm, MSc, 2007.

  50. Yonghua You, A Defense Framework for Flooding-Based DDoS Attacks, MSc, 2007.

  51. Zhi Zhu, An Aspect-oriented Framework for Intrusion-Aware Software Development, MSc, 2007. (Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in the School of Computing, 2008)

  52. Feroz Raihan, AsmLx Based Intrusion-Aware Software Systems, MSc, 2006.

  53. Mohammed Hussein, A Framework Utilizing UML for the Specification of Intrusion Detection-Aware Software, MSc, 2006.

  54. Mohammad Al-Subaie, The Power of Sequential Learning in Anomaly Intrusion Detection, MSc, 2006. (Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in the School of Computing, 2007)

  55. Jiong Zhang, Network Intrusion Detection Systems Using Random Forests Algorithm, MSc, 2005.

  56. Matthew Graves, Detecting Intrusions by Translating AsmL Specifications to Snort Rules, MSc, 2005.

  57. Pradeep Kannadiga, DIDMA: A Distributed Intrusion Detection System Using Mobile Agents, MSc, 2005.

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