Sazzadur Rahaman
Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Arizona.



Aug 15, 2020:

Appointed as a technical program committee member for NDSS'21!

Jul 20, 2020:

Defended my Ph.D. Dissertation! :)

Jan 21, 2020:

Super excited to teach CS4264 - Principles of Computer Security in Spring 2020 @VT !

Nov 9-16, 2019:

Presented two of my first author papers in CCS'19! It was an wonderful experience!

Nov 7, 2019:

Jamie and I recorded our first podcast with the software security company!

Oct 21, 2019:

Delivered a talk at University of Wisconsin-Madison about our work in secure coding. Thanks Prof. Barton Miller for hosting!

Sep 16, 2019:

Our PCI paper got accepted in CCS'19! Big thanks to Prof. Yao and Prof. Wang!

Jul 26, 2019:

Received Pratt Fellowship for Fall'19 and Spring'20 semesters!!

Jun 23, 2019:

Our CryptoGuard paper got accepted in CCS'19! Thanks to all of my amazing collaborators.

Aug 06, 2018:

Received Bitshare Fellowship for Fall'18 and Spring'19 semesters! This fellowship is intended to support the study of Blockchain technologies.

I work towards making security research more democratized and affordable. I am broadly interested in building robust systems and methodologies by using program analysis, formal verification, applied cryptography, internet measurement and machine learning-based techniques. I emphasize on transitioning my work into practice. I lead Security, Privacy and Reliability Lab () at the University of Arizona.

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science from CS@VT, under the supervision of Dr. Danfeng (Daphne) Yao. Before that, I worked as a software engineer. I completed my under graduation from Bangladesh University of Engineering and technology.

Recent Publications (See All)

Optimization to the Rescue: Evading Binary Code Stylometry with Adversarial Use of Code Optimizations.
Ben Jacobsen, Sazzadur Rahaman, Saumya Debray.
The CheckMATE workshop collocated with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'21). Virtual Conference, November 2021.

From Theory to Code: Identifying Logical Flaws in Cryptographic Implementations.
Sazzadur Rahaman, Haipeng Cai, Omar Chowdhury and Danfeng (Daphne) Yao.
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). 2021.

Coding Practices and Recommendations of Spring Security for Enterprise Applications.
Mazharul Islam, Sazzadur Rahaman, Na Meng, Behnaz Hassanshahi, Padmanabhan Krishnan, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao.
IEEE Secure Development Conference. Atlanta, GA, September 2020.

Security Certification in Payment Card Industry: Testbeds, Measurements, and Recommendations.
Sazzadur Rahaman, Gang Wang, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao.
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'19). London, United Kingdom. November 2019.
[Conference] [Source code: PciCheckerLite, BuggyCart]

CryptoGuard: High Precision Detection of Cryptographic Vulnerabilities in Massive-sized Java Projects.
Sazzadur Rahaman, Ya Xiao, Sharmin Afrose, Fahad Shaon, Ke Tian, Miles Frantz, Murat Kantarcioglu, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao.
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'19). London, United Kingdom. November 2019.
[Conference] [Source Code] [Adopted by Oracle] [ACM news Article]

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

Selected Professional Services

Program Committee: NDSS '21
Journal Review: IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE Internet of Things Journal
External Reviewer: ACSAC '20, PETS '18 '19 '20, SecDev '18
Sub Reviewer: CCS '17 '18 '19, S&P '18 '19 '20, NDSS '19, WWW '19, AsiaCCS '17 '18, DSN '17

Notice Board

Multiple Open Positions: Multiple GRA/GTA positions open in our newly formed Security, Privacy and Reliability Lab (). The following are some of the topics of our current interest.

  • Automated software verification for security and correctness.
  • Software specialization for performance and security.
  • Internet measurement of security and privacy problems.
  • Rethinking the security of parallel and distributed systems.
  • Privacy-preserving techniques for emerging applications.
  • Adversarial machine learning in software security.

If you are interested in working with me, please send me your CV, research interest and a paragraph on why do you want a PhD.

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Pratt Fellowship,

-Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Bitshare Fellowship,

-Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Champion in .Net platform,

-Inter University System Design Competition-2011, BUET

Dean's List Award,

-BUET, Session 2009-2010


Department of Computer Science, Gould-Simpson, Room 917, 1040 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ - 85721.