Md Lutfor Rahman

Md Lutfor Rahman

Ph.D Student, UC Riverside


I am Md Lutfor Rahman, currently a Ph.D candidate 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, BCI, Machine learning, Deep learning etc. I am working under the supervison 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 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.


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)


IAC: On the Feasibility of Utilizing Neural Signals for Access Control (to appear) [ 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

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

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.



University of California Riverside / Sep 2016 - Present

Visiting Researcher (Summer'18 Intern)

Army Research Laboratory, Play Vista, Los Angelos / Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Software Engineer

Vincari LLC, Birmingham, AL, USA / Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Lead Software Engineer/Products Development Manager

Aegis Foundry LLC Birmingham, AL, USA / May 2014 - Dec 2015

Graduate Assistant

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Aug 2012 - Apr 2014

Software Engineer and Consultant

S.F Ahmed and Co, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Jun 2010 - July 2012

Social Obligation

Co-Founder, and Volunteer

Education Foundation / 2010 - Present

We are promoting rural area students by arranging competitions, giving the scholarship to brilliant but needy students for educational purposes, organizing the seminar and other humanitarian works. Currently, we have 50+ volunteers and 100+ active donors for several ongoing projects. We collected 9,000 USD in 2018 for our humanitarian and educational projects. In 2018, nearly 800 students participated in our merit test exam from 31 schools. We are expecting 1500 students in 2019 merit test exam from more than 70 schools.
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