Team

Director

Hanif Rahbari, Ph.D.

Hanif Rahbari, Ph.D.

I received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the University of Arizona (UA) in 2016 in WiCON lab. I 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 in WiNSeR lab. I also hold a B.Sc. degree in information technology engineering and an M.Sc. degree in computer networks from Sharif University of Technology and AmirKabir University of Technology (Iran), respectively.

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Office: GOL-3789 (Cybersecurity Hall)
Faraday LabGOL-3739
Email: hanif.rahbari@rit.edu

Ph.D. Students

Naureen Hoque

Naureen Hoque

Education: I completed my Master's degree in Computer Science from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), NE in 2018. Prior to joining UNL as a graduate student in 2016, I had worked as a Lecturer at the Daffodil International University (Bangladesh). I received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering from the North South University (Bangladesh).

PhD: I started my Ph.D. in Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Fall 2019. My research interests are Security & Privacy, and Machine Learning.

Emailnh9502@rit.edu
Office: Cybersecurity Hall (open research space)

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Siddharth Dongre

Education: I completed my Master's degree in Computing Security from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY in May 2020. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University, India in July 2017.

PhD: I started my Ph.D. in Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Fall 2020. My research interests include Security & Privacy, Digital Communications and Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications.

Emailsd4767@rit.edu
Office: Cybersecurity Hall (open research space)

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Geoff Twardokus

EducationI earned the dual B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computing Security from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2021. Prior to my studies at RIT, I earned two Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, in Computer Science and in Mathematics, from Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY.

PhD: I started my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at RIT in Fall 2021. My research interests include secure vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and security in emerging/next-generation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies.

Emailgeoff.twardokus@mail.rit.edu
Office: Cybersecurity Hall (open research space)

Group Alumni

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Geoff Twardokus

M.S. in August 2021 (Currently a Ph.D. student in the ECE program at Rochester Institute of Technology)

Geoff entered the accelerated dual-degree program in Computing Security at RIT in 2019, completing the B.S. requirements in 2020 and the M.S. requirements in 2021 under the supervision of Dr. Rahbari. His research focus was on testbed development and security in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.

Thesis title: Intelligent Lower-Layer Denial-of-Service Attacks Against Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (available from RIT Scholar Works)

Emailgdt5762@rit.edu

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Leul Berhane-Meskel

M.S. in May 2021 (Currently a Site Reliability Engineer at Grubhub, Chicago)

While a Computer Science student at RIT, Leul moved into the accelerated Master's program in Computing Security in 2019 as a BS/MS student. His research focus was on Zigbee Security.

Project title: Only as strong as the weakest [ZigBee] Touchlink 

Emaillgb9445@rit.edu
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