Biography

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. Upon the completion of my Ph.D., I joined Profs. Mung Chiang's (Purdue University) and Prateek Mittal's (Princeton University) research groups as a postdoctoral research associate. During my Ph.D., I investigated several security and privacy challenges of different IoT-enabled systems, namely implantable and wearable medical devices, smartphones, and industrial/home automation systems. As a postdoctoral research associate, I am currently exploring potential security threats against Internet-connected vehicles.
My research lies at the intersetion of Internet of Things (IoT), information security and privacy, and machine learning. I am broadly interested in building novel IoT-enabled systems and investigating security, privacy, and resource-efficiency challenges associated with their design and development.

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 of Technology, 2012

Academic Advisor: Prof. Hossein Sameti

Research Advisor:  Prof. Shohreh Kasaei

Thesis: Structure Recovery and Motion Estimation with Adaptive Scale Kernel Consensus Estimator

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)

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, J. K. Zao

Fog World Congress

Conference Paper Position Paper

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

[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, M. Chiang

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

Conference Paper Patent Pending

Teaching

Information Security, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Embedded Computing, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Contemporary Logic Design, Fall 2013

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Computer Architecture, 2011

Teaching Assistant, Sharif University of Technology

Theory of Languages and Automata, 2011

Teaching Assistant, Sharif University of Technology

Electrical Circuits, 2011

Teaching Assistant, Sharif University of Technology

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), 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.