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I am currently a Doctoral Student at the SPriTELab in the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. Prior to this, I received BS in Computer Engineering from Wichita State University, USA.

Research Interests

  • Cryptography
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine and Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Game Theory
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Privacy and Security in Cyber-Physical Systems

Work Experience

  • Software Developer Intern, Amazon – Seattle, WA, May 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Mobile Developer, Ennovar – Wichita, KS, May 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Solutions Validation Test Engineer, Ennovar – Wichita, KS, Aug 2015 - May 2016


  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, Aug 2018 - May 2022
  • BS in Computer Engineering, Wichita State University, 2018

Awards and Honors

  • Received ACM Student Travel Grant at WiSec 2018 and MobiSys 2018
  • Senior design project was invited for presentation at multiple venues: National Advisory Council in Wichita State Univeristy (WSU), Venture Competition trade fair in WSU, and iSi Environmental, 2018
  • Received Boeing Scholarship from 2014 to 2018
  • Received leadership award from LeaderShape 2018
  • Was awarded twice The Cohen Enhancement Research Scholarship Grant for my independent Virtual Reality research project, 2016 and 2017
  • Received leadership award from Emerging Leaders 2014

Recent Publications

  • Mohd Sabra, Anindya Maiti, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Background Buster: Peeking through Virtual Backgrounds in Online Video Calls ", IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2022. [Paper] [Slides]
  • Mohd Sabra, Anindya Maiti, and Murtuza Jadliwala, "Zoom on the Keystrokes: Exploiting Video Calls for Keystroke Inference Attacks", Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2021. [Paper]
  • 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
  • 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]

Publications with a ACM Replicability Label label were awarded the ACM Replicability Label.