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
February 20, 2023
Hanif Rahbari earns NSF CAREER Award to enhance connected vehicle security
Hanif Rahbari, an assistant professor of computing security, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to make connected vehicles more reliable and secure against quantum attacks.
November 29, 2022
How can Americans show solidarity with Iranian protestors?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Hanif Rahbari, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Security.
July 26, 2022
Research team develops workforce training that integrates virtual reality, gamification
More than 1,000 openings in the Finger Lakes region for skilled machinists are projected in the coming years. Local academic researchers and industry partners are developing new training options to fill the expected gaps—integrating gaming and virtual reality to appeal to a younger generation of manufacturing professionals.
May 19, 2022
Rahbari and student publish paper at IEEE INFOCOM
November 18, 2021
Rahbari receives patent