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  Hanif Rahbari, PhD

  Assistant Professor
  Department of Computing Security
  The Center for Cybersecurity
  Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Rochester Institute of Technology
  20 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
  Office: GOL-3651 Tel: (585) 475-4057
  Email: rahbari@mail.rit.edu
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Hanif Rahbari


I am an assistant professor of Computing Security and a member of the Center for Cybersecurity at RIT. I received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Arizona (UA) in 2016 under supervision of Professor Marwan Krunz. 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 under Professor Jerry Park. 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, and am a co-inventor of two granted/pending US patents.

News Highlights

My broad research area is wireless security and wireless communicaitons with emphasis on

Our research findings have been published in several top journals and conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE TMC, IEEE TWC, ACM WiSec, IEEE CNS, IEEE TIFS, and IEEE Communications Magazine [see Publications]. My PhD dissertation was a blend of theoretical and experimental (SDR) research on transmission fingerprints obfuscation in wireless communications. Video demonstrations of two of my software-defined radio (SDR) projects can be seen below:


Media Reflections

Secure Wi-Fi and Shut Out Snoops (UA College of Engineering): UA Engineering Research Aims to Secure Wi-Fi and Shut Out Snoops, or here (10/31/2014)

Our research in Arizona Daily Star: UA leads research on next-generation wireless (10/6/2013)

USRP Demos

FO estimation (reactive) attack and Friendly CryptoJam demos on our USRP testbed (April 2014)