Dr. Rashid Tahir - University of Prince Mugrin
Rashid

r.tahir@upm.edu.sa

Dr Rashid Tahir

Assistant professor in the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security department. My research interests fall in the area of systems and security with a focus on clouds, OSes, and IoT. I also work on hardware security.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Thesis: Proactive Abuse Prevention in Clouds, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • MS Computer Science, Thesis: Covert Data Exfiltration in Virtual Environments – completed during Ph.D.- , University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign
  • BS.c Computer Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2011

Academic Appointments

Professional Experience

  • KACST GIS Technology Innovation Center International Research Fellow Secure and Private Internet of Things, July 2016  
  • Microsoft Research (MSR) Research Intern Low Latency Rack Interconnects for Resource Aggregation, May 2014 
  • Microsoft Research (MSR) Research Intern DDoS Mitigation Service for Microsoft Azure, May 2013 
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Research Assistant Advisor: Dr. Carl Gunter, May 2017 
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Research Assistant Advisor: Dr. Mathew Caesar, Since 2012 
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Teaching Assistant, August 2015 
  • Course: CS 498 Digital Forensics

Awards / Achievement

  • The NSF student grant to attend the 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid ’17).
  • The USENIX student grant to attend the 11th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI ’14).
  • The prestigious Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Fellowship for the duration of Ph.D., August 2011 - May 2016. Secured 3rd place overall in the Computer Science Program at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, May 2011.
  • Placed on the Dean’s Honor Roll for Consistent High Performance in Academics (CGPA>3.6) during Undergraduate Degree, 2007 - 2011.

Publications

  • Rashid Tahir, Muhmmad Huzaifa, Anupam Das, Mohammad Ahmad, Carl Gunter, Fareed Zaffar, Matthew Caesar, Nikita Borisov. Mining on Someone Else’s Dime? Mitigating Covert Mining Operations in Clouds and Enterprises., 20th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID), 2017.
  • Rashid Tahir, Ali Raza, Mazhar Naqvi, Fareed Zaffar and Matthew Caesar. An Anomaly Detection Fabric for Clouds Based on Collaborative VM Communities, 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2017.
  • Hasanat Kazmi, Hasnain Lakhani, Ashish Gehani, Rashid Tahir, Fareed Zaffar. To Route or To Secure: Tradeoffs in ICNs over MANETs, 15th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA), 2016.
  • Rashid Tahir, Taha Khan, Adnan Ahmad, Xun Gong, Amiremad Ghassami, Hasanat Kazmi, Matthew Caesar, Fareed Zaffar, and Negar Kiyavash. Sneak-Peek: High-Speed Covert Channels in Data Center Networks, IEEE international conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2016.
  • Hasnain Lakhani, Rashid Tahir, Azeem Aqil, Fareed Zaffar, Dawood Tariq, and Ashish Gehani. Optimized Rollback and Re-computation, 46th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
  • Dawood Tariq, Basim Baig, Ashish Gehani, Salman Mahmood, Rashid Tahir, Azeem Aqil, and Fareed Zaffar. Identifying the Provenance of Correlated Anomalies, 26th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2011.
  • Rashid Tahir, Taha Khan, Adnan Ahmad, Xun Gong, Amiremad Ghassami, Hasanat Kazmi, Matthew Caesar, Fareed Zaffar, and Negar Kiyavash. Sneak-Peek: High-Speed Covert Channels in Data Center Networks, Poster: The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2016.
  • Rashid Tahir, Gohar Irfan, Bilal Bakht, Hashim Sharif, Fareed Zaffar and Matthew Caesar. Mega-VM: A Memory Enhancing Framework for Clouds, Poster: 13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), 2016.
  • CS 563 Advanced Computer Security Fall 2014 Prof. Carl Gunter
  • CS 598MCC Network Security Spring 2013 Prof. Matthew Caesar
  • CS 538 Advanced Computer Networks Fall 2012 Prof. Brighten Godfrey
  • CS 598RHC Cloud Computing Spring 2011 Prof. Roy Campbell
  • CS 523 Advanced Operating Systems Spring 2011 Prof. Sam King
  • CS 598NV Distributed Algorithms Fall 2011 Prof. Nitin Vaidya

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