Biography

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate, jointly working with Profs. Mung Chiang's (Purdue University) and Prateek Mittal's (Princeton University). I received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2012, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2014 and 2016, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Niraj K. Jha.

Research Interests and Impact

Research Interests: My research tackles emerging security challenges with a special focus on IoT Security, Fog/Edge Security, and Adversarial Machine Learning. My interests lie at the intersection of security and privacy, machine learning, embedded and cyber-physical systems, and network sciences. My work has uncovered fundamental security/privacy flaws in the design of multiple widely-used Internet-connected systems, including medical implants and wearables, Internet-connected and autonomous vehicles, smartphones, and automation systems.



Summary of Impact: My research has resulted in multiple publications in top-tier journals/conferences, several of which are among the most popular papers of IEEE Transactions. Furthermore, it has received multiple prestigious awards, including Princeton X, Princeton Innovation Fund, Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, and French-American Doctoral Exchange Fellowship and been featured in several news and media outlets. One of my papers has been selected as the "Spotlight Paper" of the special issue on "Wearables, Implants, and Internet of Things" in IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems and another one has received "Selected Presenter Award" from NJ Tech. Council. Four U.S. Patents have been filed based on the technologies that I have developed, and several potential industrial partners, such as Cisco and AT&T, are exploring commercialization of the technologies.

Industrial Engagement: In my research, I have collaborated with over 35 co-authors across 12 industrial research and academic labs. At OpenFog Consortium, I am actively collaborating with Security Work Group, where we define domain-specific security standards for fog computing, and Testbed Work Group, where we design, build, and examine novel fog-inspired systems.

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2016

Advisor: Prof. Niraj K. Jha

Thesis: Addressing Security and Privacy Challenges in Internet of Things


M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2014

Advisor: Prof. Niraj K. Jha


B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Sharif University, 2012

Academic Advisor: Prof. Hossein Sameti

Research Advisor:  Prof. Shohreh Kasaei

Thesis: Structure Recovery with Adaptive Scale Kernel Consensus Estimator

Invited Presentations

UPCOMING

I will present our recent research on Smart Vehicles and IoT Security at MIT (February 6), University of Georgia (February 12), University of Virginia (February 28), UC Santa Cruz (March 16), Texas A&M University (March 23), New York University (March 26), UC Irvine (April 3), and Johns Hopkins University (April 12).

2015-2017
I had several invited presentations in top-tier research institutions across the world, including International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, CA), IBM Research (Yorktown Heights, NY), INRIA (France), and Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran).

News

NEW [Jan. 2018] My work on Internet-conencted vehicles recieved Intellectual Property Accelerator Award.

NEW [Dec. 2017] Our paper, titled "PinMe: Tracking a Smartphone User around the World," became the most popular paper of IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems.

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Selected Press Converage

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Publications

[J1] Physiological Information Leakage: A New Frontier in Health Information Security

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia, S. Sur-Kolay, A. Raghunathan, and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)

Journal Paper

[J2] An Energy-efficient System for Long-term Continuous Personal Health Monitoring

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia, M. Mozaffari-Kermani, S. Sur-Kolay, A. Raghunathan, and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), Selected as "Spotlight Paper" of the special issue

Journal Paper

[J3] A Comprehensive Study of Security of Internet-of-Things

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), The Second Most Popular Paper of TETC (Dec. 2016)

Journal Paper

[J4] CABA: Continuous Authentication Based on BioAura

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia, S. Sur-Kolay, A. Raghunathan, and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Computers (TC), The Most Popular Paper of TC (Jan. 2017)

Journal Paper U.S. Patent: 20170230360 A1 "Selected Presenter Award", NJ Tech. Council

[J5] Wearable Medical Sensor-based System Design: A Survey

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia, S. Sur-Kolay, A. Raghunathan, and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), The Second Most Popular Papers of TMSCS (Sep. 2017)

Journal Paper

[J6] Dedicated intelligent security attacks against sensor-triggered emergency responses

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia, S. Sur-Kolay, A. Raghunathan, and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS)

Journal Paper

[J7] PinMe: Tracking a Smartphone User around the World

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia, X. Dai, P. Mittal, and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), The Most Popular Paper of TC (Dec. 2017)

Journal Paper Patent Pending

[C8] OpenFog Security Requirements and Approaches

[Preprint]

B. A. Martin, F. Michaud, D. Banks, A. Mosenia, R. Zolfonoon, S. Irwan, S. Schrecker, and J. K. Zao

Fog World Congress

Conference Paper Position Paper

[J9] OpSecure: A Secure Unidirectional Optical Channel for Implantable Medical Devices

[IEEE Xplore] [Preprint]

A. Mosenia and N. K. Jha

IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS)

Journal Paper Patent Pending

[C10] ProCMotive: Bringing Programability and Connectivity into Isolated Vehicles

[Preprint on ArXiv]

A. Mosenia, J. F. Bechara, T. Zhang, P. Mittal, and M. Chiang

ACM Int. Joint Conf. Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2018)

Conference Paper Patent Pending

[C11] Artesian: Acoustic Denial of Service Attacks on HDDs

[Preprint on ArXiv]

M. Shahrad, A. Mosenia, L. Song, M. Chiang, D. Wentzlaff, and P. Mittal

Submitted to USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '18)

Conference Paper

[C12] Rogue Signs: Deceiving Traffic Sign Recognition with Malicious Ads and Logos

[Preprint on ArXiv]

C. Sitawarin, A. N. Bhagoji, A. Mosenia, P. Mittal, M. Chiang

Deep Learning and Security Workshop at IEEE Symp. S&P

Workshop Paper

[C13] DARTS: Deceiving Autonomous Cars with Toxic Signs

[Preprint]

C. Sitawarin, A. N. Bhagoji, A. Mosenia, P. Mittal, M. Chiang

Submitted to ACM Int. Joint Conf. Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp)

Conference Paper

Teaching

Information Security, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Embedded Computing, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

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Academic Services

Paper Review

I have served as a reviewer for several top-tier journals and conferences, including, but not limited to, IEEE Trans. Computers (TC), IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), IEEE Trans. Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering (TBME), IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS II), IEEE Trans. Network Science and Engineering (TNSESI), Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), and Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS).

Memberships

I have been an IEEE Member since 2017 (Student Member, 2013-2016). Furthermore, I have served as a technical member in Security Work Group (SWG) at OpenFog Consortium, where we explore the security landscape of OpenFog architecture and define and investigate various security/privacy-oriented domain-specific challenges.

University-wide services

I was a technical member and a session chair at Princeton Research Day Program in 2016 and 2017, respectively. I am currently affiliated with Center of Information Technology and Policy at Princeton University.