BS, Sharif University of Technology (Iran); MS, Amirkabir University (Iran); Ph.D., University of Arizona
Hanif Rahbari received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Arizona (UA) in 2016. His dissertation was a blend of theoretical and experimental (software radio-based) research on transmission fingerprints obfuscation in wireless communications. He joined RIT as an Assistant Professor of Computing Security in Spring 2018 after a short-term affiliation with UA as a Senior Research Specialist and a brief experience as a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech. His broad research area is wireless security and communications, with emphasis on jamming, privacy-preserving physical layer, connected vehicles security, Internet of Things (IoT), Wi-Fi security, and 5G/6G. He was the lead researcher in developing the first ever modulation obfuscation technique, and the swiftest but highly disruptive jamming attacks against Wi-Fi systems. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on wireless security.
For a complete list of Dr. Rahbari's publications, please see http://rahbari.csec.rit.edu/publications.
In the News
October 26, 2020
RIT creates an open-source space to protect self-driving cars
WROC-TV talks to Hanif Rahbari, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Security, and Geoffrey Twardokus, a fifth-year computing security BS/MS student, about security issues with self-driving cars.
September 23, 2020
Student Research Team Create Prototype of Secure Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications System
IEEE features an RIT student research team that invented a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications system prototype.
June 4, 2020
Student researchers seek to improve cybersecurity of vehicle-to-vehicle communications
If cars talked to each other, it would improve the travel experience and help save lives—but it could also lead to malicious, even life-threatening, cyberattacks. At RIT, a team of student researchers are working to bridge this cybersecurity gap in vehicle-to-vehicle communications.