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.

Research Interests: 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 [My Ph.D. Thesis: Addressing Security and Privacy Challenges in Internet of Things]

Summary of Impact: My research has uncovered fundamental security/privacy flaws in the design of multiple widely-used Internet-connected and cyber-physical systems, including medical implants and wearables, Internet-connected and autonomous vehicles, smartphones, and automation systems. My work has resulted in several publications that are currently among the most popular papers of top-tier 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. At OpenFog Consortium, I am actively collaborating with Security Work Group, where I define domain-specific security standards for fog computing, and Testbed Work Group, where I 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 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

Invited Presentations

UPCOMING
[1] I will attend IoT Expo in Orlando as a key panelist in the security panel.

[2] I will have a presentation on our recent research studies on Internet-conencted vehicles at MIT.

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 My work on Internet-conencted vehicles recieved Intellectual Property Accelerator Award.

NEW Our work on the security of cyber-physical systems, titled "Acoustic Denial of Service Attacks on HDDs," got featured on Schneier on Security, Hacker News, Bleeping Computer, and several other media outlets.

NEW Our research on smartphone privacy and attack-resilient navigation systems, known as PinMe, has been featured on Schneier on Security, Android Authority, Princeton News Portal, Naked Security, and several other media and news outlets.

NEW My work on Internet-conencted vehicles recieved Princeton Innovation Award.

2017 I recieved Selected Presenter Award from NJ Tech Council for my presentation in What’s Next in Medical Devices Program.

2017 Our paper, titled "CABA: Continuous Authentication Based on BioAura," became the most popular paper of IEEE Trans. Computers.

2016 Our paper, titled "Wearable Medical Sensor-based System Design: A Survey," became the second most popular paper of IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems.

2016 I recieved French-American Doctoral Exchange Fellowship.

2016 My work on non-invasive continuous authentication systems recieved Princeton X Award.

2016 Our paper, titled "An Energy-efficient System for Long-term Continuous Personal Health Monitoring," became the fifth most popular paper of IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems.

2016 Our paper, titled "A Comprehensive Study of Security of Internet of Thing," became the second most popular paper of IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics in Computing.

2015 Our paper, titled "An Energy-efficient System for Long-term Continuous Personal Health Monitoring," has been recognized as the Spotlight Paper of IEEE Trans. Multi-Scale Computing Systems.

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, 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

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

Conference Paper Patent Pending

[C11] Acoustic Denial of Service Attacks on HDDs

[Preprint on ArXiv]

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

To be submitted to ACM Int. Joint Conf. Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp)

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

Its "Extended Abstract" has been submitted to Deep Learning and Security Workshop at IEEE Symp. S&P
To be 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

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), 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.