I am an Assistant Professor of  Computer Science at the California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Prior to joining CSUDH as a faculty, I was a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Dutt Research Group (DRG), Computer Science Department of University of California, Irvine (UCI) https://duttgroup.ics.uci.edu/group-members/.

My technical abilities have been in the field of scalable and lightweight security solutions for IoT systems. I have extensively worked on Peer Authentication and Authorization, Key Management Systems, and Secure End-to-End Communication on which I have received several research excellence awards including twice from Nokia Foundation in Finland (2014 and 2016). The application domain to which I have been applying my techniques is e-health, however my proposed solutions are not limited to this application domain and are rather generic to IoT systems.

I am always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students who enjoy doing research and building systems in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) systems. If you are interested in my research area (included in the Research Interests section), send me an email or drop by my office.

Research Interests

  • Lightweight Cryptographic Techniques
  • Information/Data Security
  • Communication security in IoT
  • Security and Pricay Issues in Fog/ Edge Computing
  • Security and Privacy Issues in Healthcare IoT
  • IoT Key Management/ Biometrics
  • Blockchain