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Hanif Rahbari

Assistant Professor
Department of Computing Security
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Office Hours
Monday: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
152 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Hanif Rahbari

Assistant Professor
Department of Computing Security
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences


BS, Sharif University of Technology (Iran); MS, Amirkabir University (Iran); Ph.D., University of Arizona


Hanif Rahbari is an assistant professor of Computing Security and a member of the Center for Cybersecurity at RIT. He 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 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 wireless communications, with emphasis on jamming and privacy at the physical layer, connected vehicles security, Internet of Things (IoT), Wi-Fi security, 4G/5G, and beyond. 

For a complete list of Dr. Rahbari's publications, please see his personal webpage.  


Areas of Expertise
Wireless Security
Wireless Communications
Wireless Protocols, IoT Security
Connected Vehicles
Software-defined Radio

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the theories and ideas regarding 802.11 network security. In addition, students will receive practical knowledge via hands on experiences. Course topics cover the TCP/IP networking model and include modules such as signal interception, basic 802.11 layer 2 security, ACLs, VPNs, encryption, authentication and 802.1x architectures. The course culminates in an attack/defend exercise in which teams determine the weaknesses of the surrounding networks while protecting their own.
3 Credits
This course explores current topics in Computing Security. It is intended as a place holder course for faculty to experiment new course offerings in Computing Security undergraduate program. Course specific details change with respect to each specific focal area proposed by faculty.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Rahbari, Hanif, et al. "Adaptive Demodulation for Wireless Systems in the Presence of Frequency-Offset Estimation Errors." Proceedings of the IEEE INFOCOM, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 2018. Ed. N/A. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018. Web.
Rahbari, Hanif, Jinshan Liu, and Jung-Min (Jerry) Park. "SecureMatch: Scalable Authentication and Key Relegation for IoT Using Physical-Layer Techniques." Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Beijing, China, June 2018. Ed. N/A. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018. Web.
Full Patent
Krunz, Marwan M., et al. "Systems and Methods for Securing Wireless Communications." U.S. Patent US010069592B1. 4 Sep. 2018.