Md Lutfor Rahman

Muhammad Lutfor Rahman

Ph.D Candidate, and Associate Instructor @ UC Riverside

Co-founder, Chairman, and Volunteer @ Education Foundation

External links: [LinkedIn] [Google Scholar] [dblp]

I am actively looking for an academic position.

Feel free to check my CV, research statement, and teaching statement.


I am Muhammad Lutfor Rahman, currently a Ph.D candidate and Associate Instructor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( CSE ) at the University of California, Riverside ( UCR ). My research interest lies in the areas of Computer security, Neurosecurity, Brain-Computer Interface, and Human factors in security, etc. I explore the computer security problems ( e.g., phishing, access control ) through the lens of Brain-Computer Interface I am working under the supervision of Prof. Chengyu Song. Before starting my Ph.D., I received my Masters in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2014. I worked with Prof. Nitesh Saxena at UAB. I completed my B.SC in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology ( BUET ) in 2009.

I have five years of software industry job experience. I worked at the US Army Research Laboratory at Los Angeles as a visiting researcher in the summer of 2018 and 2019.

I have worked four quarters as a primary instructor at UCR and four semesters as a teaching assistant at UAB.

For promoting rural underprivileged students, I co-founded the Education Foundation in the 2010s with friends. We have more than 40 volunteers in the team, and 80% of them were our contestants. We collaborate with 71 schools, and cover 20k students. We raised $12K in 2019 for educational and humanitarian causes.


University of California Riverside

Ph.D Computer Science/ Sep 2016 - Present (3.80/4.00)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

M.Sc Computer and Information Sciences/ Aug 2012 - Apr 2014 (3.36/4.00)

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

B.Sc (Engineering) Computer Science and Engineering/ Dec 2004 - Oct 2009 (3.02/4.00)


SynFuzz: Efficient Concolic Execution via Branch Condition Synthesis (arxiv 19) [ Paper ]
Wookhyun Han, Md. Lutfor Rahman , Yuxuan Chen, Chengyu Song, Byoungyoung Lee, and Insik Shin

IAC: On the Feasibility of Utilizing Neural Signals for Access Control [ Paper ]
Md. Lutfor Rahman , Ajaya Neupane, and Chengyu Song
In Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'18),
San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 2018, Acceptance rate = 20.10% (60/299)

Learning Tensor-based Representations from Brain-Computer Interface Data for Cybersecurity [ Paper ]
Md. Lutfor Rahman* , Sharmistha Bardhan*, Ajaya Neupane, Evangelos E. Papalexakis, and Chengyu Song
In Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD'18), Dublin, Ireland, September 2018. Acceptance rate = 27% (39/143)

PEEP: Passively Eavesdropping Private Input via Brainwave Signals [ Paper ]
Ajaya Neupane, Md. Lutfor Rahman , and Nitesh Saxena
In Proceedings of the Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'2017), Sliema, Malta, April 2017

A Multi-Modal Neurophysiological Study of Phishing Detection and Malware Warnings [ Paper ]
Ajaya Neupane, Md. Lutfor Rahman , Nitesh Saxena, and Leanne Hirshfield
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'2015), Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2015. Acceptance rate = 19.8% (128/646)

Accountable Proof of Ownership for Data using Timing Element in Cloud Services [ Paper ]
Mainul Mizan, Md Lutfor Rahman , Rasib Khan, Munirul Haque, and Ragib Hasan
In Proceedings of the the 2013 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013), Helsinki, Finland, July 2013

Research Experience

Graduate School Fellow / GRA

University of California Riverside / Sep 2016 - Present
Topic: Explore computer security problems through the lens of Brain-Computer Interface.
Advisor: Prof. Chengyu Song

Visiting Researcher

Army Research Laboratory, Play Vista, Los Angelos / Summer 18 and Summer 19
Project: Developed a neuro-adaptive training system.
Mentors: Dr. Benjamin T. Files and Dr. Antony Passaro

Graduate Assistant @ SPIES LAB

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
Privacy of BCI: Hacking pin/password using brainwaves.
Advisor: Prof. Nitesh Saxena

Teaching Experience

Primary Instructor

University of California Riverside / Sep 2016 - Present
Effective Use of World Wide Web (F17, F19)
Software Construction (W18, W20, SP20 (Scheduled))

Graduate Teaching Assistant

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
Computer Security (S14), Programming Language (S13), Object Oriented Programming (F12, F13), Discrete Structures (F13, S13, S14), and Principles of Computer Science (F12)

Industry Experience

Vincari LLC

Aegis Foundry LLC Birmingham, AL, USA / Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
Project: Developed web API for doctors' virtual assistance.
Manager: Dr. Maqbool Patel, CTO

Lead Software Engineer/Products Development Manager

Aegis Foundry LLC Birmingham, AL, USA / May 2014 - Dec 2015
Managed a development office remotely and lead several software development projects.
Manager: Brian Marvin, CEO

Software Engineer and Consultant

S.F Ahmed and Co, Dhaka, Bangladesh/ Jun 2010 - July 2012
Project: Developed accounting software that is used by 171 offices of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited.
Manager: Prof. Ershadul H. Choudhury, Project Manager


Co-Founder, Chairman, and Volunteer

Education Foundation / 2010 - Present

We arrange merit test competitions, provide scholarships, offer free classes, organize educational seminars, do humanitarian work, establish a public library and five classroom libraries for reading books. We impact approximately 20000 students from 71 schools through our several programs. Currently, we have more than 40 volunteers working at the field level. As the chairman of the Education Foundation, I am involved in planning, fundraising, and execution; I also mentor our volunteers as well as hundreds of students.

Security Reading Group Organizer

Dept of CS, UCR, Riverside, CA/ (F18, W19)
We organized an internal security reading group at the Department of Computer Science at UCR. Each week, the presenter presented paper(s) from top security conferences.

Media Coverage

Paper:- Passively Eavesdropping Private Input via Brainwave Signals

This work received significant(600+ webportal) media coverage in several language including Chinese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish, Thai, Hindi, Greece and Japanese. Here, there are some articles:

Phys, Homelandsecuritynewswire, Neurosciencenews, MIT Technology Review, International Business Times, Daily Mail, Popular Mechanics, FOSSBYTES, ZDNet, Media-Tics(Spanish), Developpez(French), Influencers blog(Spanish), Tendencias21(Spanish), Por Jhoanell Angulo(Spanish), Linkiesta(Italian), DataNews(Dutch), Dotemirates, Europe Breaking News, Ripples Nigeria, University Herald, Rusbase(Russian), Yahoo, Tech Xplore, peerscientist, atechpoint, hackerforhire, vesselnews, insidehook, Realclearlife, The Bhawani Garg Blog, Techviral, Datamarket (Chiness), Geeksquadonline, Tech2, Breaking, Technologybreakingnews, Life (Chiness), 9jabreezeland, pchome(Chiness), adpt(Thai), Killerfeatures, dashlane blog, Manahelthabet, Futurism, 推Code, Cydiadev, Fossbeta, Knowstuff, Toptechnicalsolutions, Nijaweb, Techchecknews, dannysglobe , Yahoo SG, Thetypicalindian , ALLTechHelps, Novaeconomia(Portuguese), The Matter(Thai), Laptopbliss, Hect Tech, Grinews(Chinese), Techmasair(Blog), News2read, Digital Majority, News2read, Syrianfacrs, Technologyreview (Japanese), Geeksquadonline, Newatlas, Expressdigest, Tiprasatimes, Al, Siliconrepublic, Sun, CNN(Gr), Techradar, Business-standard, Dailymail, Independent, Channelronline, Xjs, news2read, Webtekno, Wilsonsmedia, Technewsport, Gadgetsnow, 2fo7, Infosecurity-magazine, Binkily, Longroom, Useoftechnology, Eblogline, Infosechotspot, Statetimes, India, Newsnation, Indiatoday, Silicon, iflscience, Indianexpress, Wisn,, Theindianews24, Wesh, Humhindustaniusa, Youtube(Bangla Channel), Investmentwatchblog, Dnaindia, Malwaretips, Rt, Nigerianews360, Kracksocial, Sinhatechworld, Cetusnews, Bestynews, Outlookindia, Buzzteller, Fleekist, Ibtimes, Tecake, Sott, Tert, Theunhivedmind, Uab, Wmur, Mediavor, Live24news, Newsworlds, Arewas, Ndtv, Cbc, Theindianews24., Looooker, Webtekno, Mynbc5, Wilsonsmedia, technewsport Wyff4, Newworldwow, Koat, Coastaldigest, Internethawaiishellnews, Uschnews, Siliconrepublic, getnewsviews, Ittefaq Kcci, Bcrecordlondon, Proxyamerica, Cbslocal, MSN, look4ward, Instasafe, Infocreators, Thenextrex, Techdigg, Technorhyno, Jbplus, Upi, Dailyhunt, Usetechinfo, Infloria, Hoyentv, Nigerianews360, Alexpoucher, Thenextrex, Nairobihub, Vix(Spanish), Technologyreview(Spanish), Clubinfluencers(Spanish), Adslzone(Spanish), Iosmovil(Spanish), Tendencias21(Spanish), Rambler(Russian), Uazmi(Russian), Feng(Chiness), 10tiao(Chiness), Looooker(Chiness), Bannedbook(Chiness), Goldsone(Chiness), Kknews(Chiness), Zhinengl(Chiness), Xcnnews(Chiness), Nownews(Chiness), Lovehhy(Chiness), Cssse(Chiness), Pconline(Chiness), Gooread(Chiness), Steemit, Sarkariresultonline, Live24news, Europestop, Skandews, Newsmust, Actualinfo, MSN(Gr), Innovationtoronto, Way4indians, Iyuba, Deccanchronicle, Firstnewsservice, Rdmag, Asianage, Thenewsguru, Wbaltv, Indicator(Russian)

Paper:- A Multi-Modal Neurophysiological Study of Phishing Detection and Malware Warnings

UAB News,, Science News, Newswise, ECN, Geek Journal, Follow News, My Clever Mind,, Three Novices, Make Me Feed, News United, IT Security News, Homeland Security News Wire, Scientific Computing, Network World, Communications of the ACM, Mirin, USN World,

Services and Activities

External Reviewer: ICISC 13, ASIACCS 18, ASIACCS 19

Awards and Recognitions

Travel Grant for attending and presenting paper at Financial Cryptography and Data Security '17.

Dean’s distinguished fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. in computer science at UCR.

Full tuition waiver for pursuing masters in computer and information science at UAB.

Won the third prize for our Micro-Controller Based Wireless Crane at the inter-university project show on CSE day, 2008, organized by the department of computer science at BUET.

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