Office:
NPB 3.340, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

Bio

I am currently an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. Prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Wichita State University, USA from 2012-2017 and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) from 2008-2011. I also served as a Summer Faculty Fellow at the US Air Force Research Lab - Information Directorate in Rome, NY, USA from June-August 2015. My educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University, India and a Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. My research in cyber security and privacy has been funded with grants and awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) - Information Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). I received NSF's CAREER Award in 2020.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in all aspects of cyber security and privacy. Some of my current research work intersects one or more of the following areas: Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Applied Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies & Blockchains, Incentive-based Mechanism Design for Security, Adversarial Machine Learning and Activity Recognition.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, January 2018 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Wichita State University, January 2012 - December 2017
  • Lecturer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), September 2011 - December 2011
  • Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), September 2008 - September 2011
  • Graduate Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo, August 2003 - May 2008
  • Software Engineer and Technical Leader, Investment Research and Information Services Ltd., June 2000 - June 2002

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
  • MS in Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2004
  • BE in Computer Engineering, Mumbai University, 2000

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2020
  • Dwane and Velma Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017
  • Finalist for the Wichita State University Academy for Effective Teaching (AET) Award, 2016
  • U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2015
  • Wichita State University Award for Research/Creative Projects, 2014
  • Nokia Invention Awards in 2010 and 2011
  • Graduate Student Research Award, 2005

Publications

   Pre-Print (Under Review)
  • Anindya Maiti, Nisha Vinayaga-Sureshkanth, Murtuza Jadliwala, Raveen Wijewickrama, and Greg P. Griffin, "Impact of E-Scooters on Pedestrian Safety: A Field Study Using Pedestrian Crowd-Sensing", SPriTELab Report, May 2020. [Report]
   Journal Articles
  • Heena Rathore, Abhay Samant, Murtuza Jadliwala, "TangleCV: A Distributed Ledger Technique for Secure Message Sharing in Connected Vehicles", ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2020.
  • Ao Zhu, Shi Cao, Han Yao, Murtuza Jadliwala, Jibo He, "Can Wearable Devices Facilitate a Driver's Brake Response Time in a Classic Car-Following Task?" IEEE Access, Volume 6, 2020.
  • 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. [Article] Presented at ACM UbiComp 2019, London, UK, September 2019. [Slides]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Jibo He, Jason S. McCarley, Kirsten Crager, Murtuza Jadliwala, Lesheng Hua, and Sheng Huang, "Does wearable device bring distraction closer to drivers? Comparing smartphones and Google Glass", Elsevier Applied Ergonomics, Volume 70, 2018. [Article]
  • Rajiv Bagai, Nafia Malik, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Measuring Anonymity of Pseudonymized Data after Probabilistic Background Attacks", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 12, Issue 5, 2017. [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]
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Kevin Huguenin, Berker Agir, Murtuza Jadliwala, Maria Gazaki, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "A Machine-Learning Based Approach to Privacy-Aware Information-Sharing in Mobile Social Networks", Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 25, 2016. [Article]
  • Babak Karimi, Vinod Namboodiri, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Scalable Meter Data Collection in Smart Grids Through Message Concatenation", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2015. [Article]
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, Vishal Joneja, Kübra Kalkan, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, and Imad Aad, "Privacy-Preserving Optimal Meeting Location Determination on Mobile Devices", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 9, Issue 7, 2014. [Article]
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Igor Bilogrevic, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Optimizing Mix-zone Coverage in Pervasive Wireless Networks", Journal of Computer Security, Volume 21, Issue 3, 2013. [Article]
  • Julien Freudiger, Murtuza Jadliwala, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Valtteri Niemi, and Philip Ginzboorg, "Privacy of Community Pseudonyms in Wireless Peer-to-Peer Networks", ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET): Special Issue on Context-Awareness of Mobile Systems, 2012.
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, Praveen Kumar, Sudeep Singh Walia, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Imad Aad, and Valtteri Niemi, "Meetings through the Cloud: Privacy-Preserving Scheduling on Mobile Devices", Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, Special Issue on Mobile Applications: Status and Trends, Vol. 84, pp. 1910-1927, 2011.
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Sheng Zhong, Shambhu J. Upadhyaya, Chunming Qiao, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Secure Distance-Based Localization in the Presence of Cheating Beacon Nodes", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 9, Nr. 6, pp. 810-823, 2010.
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Qi Duan, Jinhui Xu, and Shambhu Upadhyaya, "On Extracting Consistent Graphs in Wireless Sensor Networks", International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET): Special Issue on Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects in Sensor Networks, Vol. 2, Nos. 3/4, pp.149-162, 2007.
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   Conference Papers
  • Mahdi Fooladgar, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Mohammad A. Rahman, "On Incentive Compatible Rolebased Reward Distribution in Algorand", IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Valencia, Spain, June 2020.
  • 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]
  • Navid Alamatsaz, Arash Boustani, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Vinod Namboodiri, "AgSec: Secure and Efficient CDMA-based Aggregation for Smart Metering Systems", IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 2014. [Paper]
  • Arash Boustani, Navid Alamatsaz, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Vinod Namboodiri, "LocJam: A Novel Jamming-based Approach to Secure Localization in Wireless Networks", IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 2014. [Paper]
  • Babak Karimi, Vinod Namboodiri, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "On the Scalable Collection of Metering Data in Smart Grids through Message Concatenation", IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 2013. [Paper]
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Kévin Huguenin, Berker Agir, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Adaptive Information-Sharing for Privacy-Aware Mobile Social Networks", ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Zurich, Switzerland, September 2013. [Paper]
  • Anm Badruddoza, Vinod Namboodiri, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "On the Energy Efficiency of Dynamic Spectrum Access under Dynamic Channel Conditions", International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM), Washington DC, USA, July 2013. [Paper]
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, István Lám, Imad Aad, Philip Ginzboorg, Valtteri Niemi, Laurent Bindschaedler, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Big Brother Knows Your Friends: on Privacy of Social Communities in Pervasive Networks", International Conference on Pervasive Computing (PERVASIVE), Newcastle, UK, June 2012. [Paper]
  • Laurent Bindschaedler, Murtuza Jadliwala, Igor Bilogrevic, Imad Aad, Philip Ginzboorg, Valtteri Niemi, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Track Me If You Can: On the Effectiveness of Context-based Identifier Changes in Deployed Mobile Networks", Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, California, USA, February 2012. [Paper]
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Igor Bilogrevic, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Optimizing Mixing in Pervasive Networks: A Graph-Theoretic Perspective", in the Proceedings of the 16th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2011), Leuven, Belgium, 2011.
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, Kübra Kalkan, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, and Imad Aad, "Privacy in Mobile Computing for Location-Sharing-Based Services", in the Proceedings of the 11th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2011), Waterloo, Ontario, 2011.
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Murtuza Jadliwala, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Imad Aad, and Valtteri Niemi, "Privacy-Preserving Activity Scheduling on Mobile Devices", in the Proceedings of the 1st ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2011), San Antonio, Texas, 2011.
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Qi Duan, Shambhu Upadhyaya, and Jinhui Xu, "Towards a Theory for Securing Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks", in the Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec 2009), pages: 201-212, Zurich, Switzerland, 2009.
  • Sheng Zhong, Murtuza Jadliwala, Shambhu Upadhyaya, and Chunming Qiao, "Towards a Theory of Robust Localization against Malicious Beacon Nodes", in the Proceedings of The 27th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication (INFOCOM 2008), pages: 1391-1399, Phoenix, Arizona, April 15-17, 2008.
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Shambhu Upadhyaya, and Manik Taneja, "ASFALT: A Simple Fault-Tolerant Signature-based Localization Technique for Emergency Sensor Networks", in the Proceedings of The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2007), pages: 3-12, Beijing, CHINA, October 10-12, 2007.
  • Mohit Virendra, Murtuza Jadliwala, Madhusudhanan Chandrasekaran, and Shambhu Upadhyaya, "Quantifying Trust in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks", in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-agent Systems (KIMAS 2005), Waltham, MA, Apr 2005, pp. 65-71.
  • Sviatoslav Braynov and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Detecting Malicious Groups of Agents", in proceedings of the 1st IEEE Symposium on Multi-agent Security and Survivability, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2004.
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   Workshop Papers
  • Nisha Vinayaga-Sureshkanth, Raveen Wijewickrama, Anindya Maiti, Murtuza Jadliwala, "Security and Privacy Challenges in Upcoming Intelligent Urban Micromobility Transportation Systems", ACM Workshop on Automotive and Aerial Vehicle Security (AutoSec), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March 2020. [Paper]
  • 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]
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Kévin Huguenin, Murtuza Jadliwala, Florent Lopez, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Philip Ginzboorg, and Valtteri Niemi, "Inferring Social Ties in Academic Networks Using Short-Range Wireless Communications", ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), Berlin, Germany, November 2013. [Paper]
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Julien Freudiger, Imad Aad, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, and Valtteri Niemi. "Privacy-triggered Communications in Pervasive Social Networks", in the Proceedings of the 5th IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC 2011), Lucca, Italy, 2011.
  • Reza Shokri, Julien Freudiger, Murtuza Jadliwala, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "A Distortion-based Metric for Location Privacy", in the Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), Chicago, USA, 2009.
  • Murtuza Jadliwala, Shambhu Upadhyaya, Raghav Rao, and Raj Sharman, "Security and Dependability Issues in Location Estimation for Emergency Sensor Networks", in the The Fourth Workshop on e-Business (WeB 2005), Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2005.
  • Sviatoslav Braynov and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Representation and Analysis of Coordinated Attacks", in the Proceedings of The ACM Workshop on Formal Methods in Security Engineering (FMSE), pp.43-51, Washington D.C., USA, 2003.
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Publications with a ACM Replicability Label label were awarded the ACM Replicability Label.
† Equally contributing authors of corresponding papers.

Teaching

   At University of Texas at San Antonio
  • CS 5323 Principles of Computer & Information Security (Spring '19,'20)
  • CS 3873 Computer Networks (Fall '18,'19)
  • CS 4593/6463 Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies (Spring '18)
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   At Wichita State University
  • CS 898AT Bitcoins & Cryptocurrencies (Fall '17)
  • CS 898AB Privacy Enhancing Technologies (Fall '13, Spring '15,'16,'17)
  • CS 767 Foundations of Network Security (Spring '13, '14,'15,'16,'17)
  • CS 766 Information Assurance and Security (Fall '12, '13,'14,'15,'16,'17)
  • CS 797G Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking (Fall '15)
  • CS 736 Data Communication Networks (Spring '13)
  • CS 560 Data Structures and Algorithms II (Spring '12)
  • CS 464 Computer Networks (Spring '12, Fall '16)
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   At Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
  • Computer Networks - co-taught with Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux (Fall '11)

Note to Students

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