Anupam Das

PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Email: das17@illinois.edu
Office: Coordinated Science Lab (CSL), Room 342

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Recent News


I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I am thrilled to be advised by Professor Nikita Borisov in the Hatswitch research group. I also feel lucky to be working with Prof. Matthew Caesar. Prior to joining UIUC, I obtained M.Sc and B.Sc degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2010 and 2008, respectively. I was a Fulbright Fellow from 2010 to 2013 while pursuing my PhD degree.

Here is a copy of my CV.

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the domain of security and privacy of systems. My current research direction focuses on exploring privacy implications of smartphone sensors. I am currently working on fingerprinting physical smartphones through embedded sensors. Such fingerprints can be surreptitiously generated and used to track user across applications/websites. On the other hand such fingerprints can be used to supplement conventional authentication techniques like password-based authentication.

In the past, I have looked at profiling human behavior through their interaction with smartphones. The goal was to utilize human-behavioral characteristics to supplement password-based (or PIN-code based) authentication. On a different note, I have also worked on analyzing the security guarantees of Tor (one of the most widely used anonymity system) where I have analyzed the impact of active attacks like selective denial-of-service (SDoS) and passive attacks like AS/IXP level traffic monitoring.


Current Projects

Prior Projects


Google Scholar


SecuredTrust: A Dynamic Trust Computation Model for Secured Communication in Multi-Agent Systems.
Anupam Das and Mohammad Mahfuzul Islam
IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secured Computing (TDSC), Volume 9 Issue 2, March 2012. [pdf]


Technical Report:




FlowComb: Boosting Big Data Processing with OpenFlow Application #13/973,254 (Pending)


Professional Experiences

Research Assistant

Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2011- Present


I TA'ed for CS 463 (Computer Security II) in Spring 2013.
I TA'ed for CS 105 (Introduction to Computing with Application to Business and Commerce) in Fall 2011 at UIUC. I was in the list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students for Fall 2011.

I have worked as a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) from 2008 to 2010 before being appointed as an Assistant Professor of the same department. Currently, I am on leave to pursue a PhD degree.

I was also a Cisco Regional Academy Instructor in BUET from May 2008 to August 2010 for CCNA Exploration curricula.


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