We did not domesticate wheat. It domesticated us. - Yuval Noah Harari.

Hello. I am Sazzadur Rahaman

PhD Candidate • Security Enthusiast

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science Department @VT, working under the supervision of Dr. Danfeng (Daphne) Yao. My research objective is to minimize the gap between theory and the applications of cryptographic schemes for wide adoption.

[Thesis committee: Dr. David Evans, Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan, Dr. Patrick Schaumont, Dr. Gang Wang, Dr. Danfeng (Daphne) Yao (Chair).]

Before moving in Blacksburg, I worked as a software engineer. I have 3+ years of industry experience in OOP, AOP and soul JavaEE technologies, smart card and payment based solutions. Founding member and initiator of JUG BD (Java User Group, Bangladesh. Speaker in JavaOne-2015, JUG BD Meetup (3.0 & 5.0). I completed my under graduation from BUET. I am greatly indebted to my undergrad thesis supervisor, Dr. Md. Saidur Rahman for his guidance, support and inspiration.



Cambridge, MA, USA

Sazzadur Rahaman, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao. Toward Automatic Program Analysis of Cryptography Implementations for Security. 2017 IEEE Secure Development Conference. Cambridge, MA, USA. September, 2017.



Minneapolis, MN, USA

Sazzadur Rahaman, Long Cheng, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, He Li, and Jung-Min (Jerry) Park. Provably Secure Anonymous-yet-Accountable Crowdsensing with Scalable Sublinear Revocation. The 17th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Minneapolis, MN, USA. July, 2017.



Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sazzadur Rahaman, Tousif Ahmed Eshan, Sad Al Abdullah. Antibandwidth Problem for Itchy Caterpillars. 2014 International Conference on International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV). Dhaka, Bangladesh. May, 2014.



Bangkok, Thailand

Mohammad Raihanul Islam, Sazzadur Rahaman, Rakibul Hasan, Ridwan Rashid Noel, Asif Salekin, and Hasan Shahid Ferdous. A Novel Approach for Constructing Emulator for Microsoft Kinect XBOX 360 Sensor in the .NET Platform. 4th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Modelling & Simulation (ISMS). Bangkok, Thailand. January, 2013.

May, 2017 - Current

Data Sec. Tech., LLC.

Software Engineer

Dallas, TX

•   Design and development of secure platform for big data analytics frameworks (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, etc.).
•   Peer code review, source code analysis.

August, 2015 - May, 2017

Virginia Tech.

Graduate Research Assistant

Blacksburg, VA

•   GroupSense: Building a privacy preserving highly scalable crowdsensing system using a new VLR-based group signature scheme.
•   Crypto Engineering: Building tool for automating the discovery of different cryto-vulnerabilities in high impact software systems.
•   I know what are you doing: Detecting high-level user actions by looking into low-level system call traces.

March, 2014 - July, 2015

Kona Software Lab, Ltd.

Software Engineer

Dhaka, Bangladesh

•   Significant contribution in architecture level design and development of crucial products (e.g., Kona Pay [news], Kona HCE, TSM).
•   Read various specs for smart card and secured solutions (GlobalPlatform, ISO/IEC, ETSI, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EMVCo, etc.) and applied them to build commercial products.
•   Significant contribution in standardizing software engineering practices and tools effectively throughout the organization.

Apr, 2012 - February, 2014

Therap Services, LLC.

Software Engineer

Dhaka, Bangladesh

•   Worked in various areas: e.g., feature implementation, system performance monitoring, analysis & optimization, peer code reviewing.
•   Wrote utility framework for generic spread sheet generation, which helped to cut down around 90% of the related boilerplate codes.




Blacksburg, VA, USA

CGPA: 3.94/4.   Advisor: Danfeng (Daphne) Yao.
Research Focus: Minimizing the gap between theory and the applications of cryptographic schemes (e.g., Group signatures, Anonymous Credentials, etc.) for wide adoptions. Leveraging machine learning techniques (e.g., SVM, Multinomial Logistic Regression, Multivariate Normal Classifier, Deep Learning, etc.) to better understand the privacy implications in modern era of computing.
#Publications: 2 conference papers, 1 poster.

2006 - 2010



Dhaka, Bangladesh

CGPA: 3.64/4.   Advisor:Md. Saidur Rahman.
Research Focus: Research Focus: Solving graph theoretic problems; Employing technologies to solve real-life day-to-day problems, etc.
#Publications: 2 conference papers, 1 newsletter.

JavaEE technologies (e.g., JSF, Spring, Hibernate, etc.)
Mysql, Oracle
Big Data Frameworks (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)

+540 739 0039


sazzad14 [at] vt [dot] edu


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