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Bio

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SPriTELab in the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. My current research is primarily focused towards uncovering and solving privacy and security problems in smart home and other IoT devices. I am also collaborating on various other research topics, such as game-theoretic analysis of shard-based blockchains, and applying ubiquitous computing towards pedestrian safety. Previously, I obtained a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a MS in Electrical Engineering, from Wichita State University, USA.

Research Interests

  • Privacy and Security in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Machine and Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Cryptography, Network Security
  • Blockchains, Cryptocurrency

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at San Antonio, July 2018 - Present
  • Research Fellow, University of Texas at San Antonio, February 2018 - May 2018
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Wichita State University, August 2013 - December 2017
  • Summer Research Intern, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, June 2011 - July 2011

Education

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, 2018
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University, 2014
  • BTech in Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Proof-of-Concept Award from the Office of Commercialization and Innovation at UTSA, 2019
  • ACM Replicability Award at WiSec 2018
  • ACM Student Travel Grant at WiSec 2018
  • IEEE WristSense 2018 Best Paper Award
  • Fellow of the Eta Kappa Nu (Epsilon Xi Chapter), 2017
  • SGA Travel Grant for EuroS&P 2017 and UbiComp/ISWC 2015
  • NSF Student Travel Grant for PerCom 2017 and DSN 2014
  • Boeing Global Engineering International Travel Grant for AsiaCCS 2016
  • Wichita State University’s Outstanding Master's Thesis Award, 2015
  • Fellow of the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2013

Recent Publications

   Pre-Print (Under Review)
  • Nisha Vinayaga-Sureshkanth, Raveen Wijewickrama, Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, "Security and Privacy Challenges in Upcoming Intelligent Urban Micromobility Transportation Systems", SPriTELab Report, January 2020. [Report]
  • Anindya Maiti, Nisha Vinayaga-Sureshkanth, Murtuza Jadliwala, Raveen Wijewickrama, and Greg P. Griffin, "Impact of Urban Micromobility Technology on Pedestrian and Rider Safety: A Field Study Using Pedestrian Crowd-Sensing", SPriTELab Report, August 2019. [Report]
   Journal Articles
  • Anindya Maiti, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Light Ears: Information Leakage via Smart Lights", Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Volume 3, Number 3, Article 98, 2019 (to be Presented at ACM UbiComp 2019, September 2019, London, UK). [Article]
  • Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, Jibo He, and Igor Bilogrevic, "Side-Channel Inference Attacks on Mobile Keypads using Smartwatches", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Volume 17, Issue 9, 2018. [Article]
  • Nisha Vinayaga-Sureshkanth, Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, Kirsten Crager, Jibo He, and Heena Rathore, "A Practical Framework for Preventing Distracted Pedestrian-related Incidents using Wrist Wearables", IEEE Access, Volume 6, 2018. [Article]
  • Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Murtuza Jadliwala, Anindya Maiti, and Mahdi Fooladgar, "A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Shard-Based Permissionless Blockchains", IEEE Access, Volume 6, 2018. [Article]
  • Arash Boustani, Anindya Maiti, Sina Yousefian Jazi, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Vinod Namboodiri, "Seer Grid: Privacy and Utility Implications of Two-Level Load Prediction in Smart Grids", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2017. [Article]
   Conference Papers
  • Kavita Kumari, Murtuza Jadliwala, Anindya Maiti, and Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, "Analyzing Defense Strategies Against Mobile Information Leakages: A Game-Theoretic Approach", Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec), Stockholm, Sweden, October 2019. [Paper]
  • Raveen Wijewickrama, Anindya Maiti, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "deWristified: Handwriting Inference Using Wrist-Based Motion Sensors Revisited", ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), Miami, Florida, USA, May 2019. [Paper] [Slides] [Artifacts] ACM Replicability Label
  • Anindya Maiti, Ryan Heard, Mohd Sabra, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Towards Inferring Mechanical Lock Combinations using Wrist-Wearables as a Side-Channel", ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), Stockholm, Sweden, June 2018 (Revised September 2018). [Paper] [Slides] [Artifacts] ACM Replicability Label
  • Anindya Maiti, Oscar Armbruster, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Jibo He, "Smartwatch-Based Keystroke Inference Attacks and Context-Aware Protection Mechanisms", ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS), Xi’an, China, May 2016. [Paper] [Slides]
  • Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, Jibo He, and Igor Bilogrevic, "(Smart)Watch Your Taps: Side-Channel Keystroke Inference Attacks using Smartwatches", ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), Osaka, Japan, September 2015. [Paper] [Slides]
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Anindya Maiti, and Vinod Namboodiri, "Social Puzzles: Context-Based Access Control in Online Social Networks", IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2014. [Paper] [Slides]
   Workshop Papers
  • Mohd Sabra, Anindya Maiti, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Keystroke Inference Using Ambient Light Sensor on Wrist-Wearables: A Feasibility Study", IEEE MobiSys Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications (WearSys), Munich, Germany, June 2018. [Paper] [Slides]
  • Nisha Vinayaga-Sureshkanth, Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, Kirsten Crager, Jibo He, and Heena Rathore, "Towards a Practical Pedestrian Distraction Detection Framework using Wearables", IEEE PerCom Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications using Wrist Worn Smart Devices (WristSense), Athens, Greece, March 2018. [Paper] [Slides] Best Paper Award
  • Kirsten Crager, Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Jibo He, "Information Leakage through Mobile Motion Sensors: User Awareness and Concerns", European Workshop on Usable Security (EuroUSEC), Paris, France, April 2017. [Paper] [Slides]
  • Anindya Maiti, Kirsten Crager, Murtuza Jadliwala, Jibo He, Kevin Kwiat, and Charles Kamhoua, "RandomPad: Usability of Randomized Mobile Keypads for Defeating Inference Attacks", IEEE EuroS&P Workshop on Innovations in Mobile Privacy & Security (IMPS), Paris, France, April 2017. [Paper] [Slides]
  • Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Chase Weber, "Preventing Shoulder Surfing using Randomized Augmented Reality Keyboards", IEEE PerCom Workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IoT), Kona, Hawaii, USA, March 2017. [Paper] [Slides]
   Other Publications
  • Anindya Maiti, "Security and Privacy of Cyber and Physical User Interactions in the Age of Wearable Computing", Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA, May 2018. [Dissertation]
  • Anindya Maiti, "Context-Aware Access Control: An Alternate Privacy Protection Mechanism for Online Social Networks", Master's Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA, July 2014. [Thesis] Outstanding Thesis Award


Publications with a ACM Replicability Label label were awarded the ACM Replicability Label.
† Equally contributing authors of corresponding papers.