Mohammad Karami

PhD Student
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Email: mkarami (_AT_) gmu dot edu
Office: 5349 Engineering Building

About Me

I'm a Ph.D student in Information Security and Assurance (ISA), my broad research interest includes security, trust and privacy issues in open distributed systems. More recentely, I've been working on studying and measuring malicious behavior of financially motivated underground organizations under advisement of Dr. Damon Mccoy.

For more information, please have a look at my CV.

Research Interests
Large-scale measurement of online fraud and malware, Web security, Security for MANETs and mobile devices, Cloud computing security.

Attribution of Economic Denial of Sustainability Attacks in Public Clouds, Mohammad Karami and Songqing Chen, In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm), Guangzhou, China, October 2016.

You’ve Got Vulnerability: Exploring Effective Vulnerability Notifications, Frank Li, Zakir Durumeric, Jakub Czyz, Mohammad Karami, Damon McCoy, Stefan Savage, Michael Bailey, Vern Paxson, USENIX Security Symposium, Austin, TX, USA, August 2016.

Stress Testing the Booters: Understanding and Undermining the Business of DDoS Services, Mohammad Karami, Youngsam Park, Damon McCoy, Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Montreal, Canada, April 2016.

Search + Seizure: The Effectiveness of Interventions on SEO Campaigns, David Wang, Matthew Der, Mohammad Karami, Lawrence Saul, Damon McCoy, Stefan Savage, and Geoffrey M. Voelker, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 2014.

Rent to Pwn: Analyzing Commodity Booter DDoS Services, Mohammad Karami and Damon Mccoy, USENIX ;login:, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 2013.

Folex: An Analysis of an Herbal and Counterfeit Luxury Goods Affiliate Program, Mohammad Karami, Shiva Ghaemi and Damon Mccoy, eCrime Researchers Summit (eCrime), San Francisco, USA, September 2013. (Best Student Paper)

Understanding the Emerging Threat of DDoS-as-a-Service, Mohammad Karami and Damon Mccoy, Proceedings of the USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats, Washington D.C., August 2013.

Behavioral Analysis of Android Applications Using Automated Instrumentation, Mohammad Karami, Mohamed Elsabagh, Parnian Najafiborazjani and Angelos Stavrou, In the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, Washington DC, USA, June 2013.

An Efficient Trust Establishment Framework for MANETs, Mohammad Karami and Mohammad Fathian, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 8(4), pp. 252-259, July 2010.

Diversity Generation in Classifiers Ensemble, Hamid Parvin, Mohammad Karami and Behrooz Minaei-Bidgoli, Far East Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 4(1), pp. 1-32, August 2009.

A Robust Trust Establishment Framework Using Dempster-Shafer Theory for MANETs, Mohammad Karami and Mohammad Fathian, In the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, London, UK, November 2009.

An E-business Model Facilitating Service Provider Selection in B2C E-Commerce, Mohammad Karami and Mohammad Fathian, In the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electronic Business, Hawaii, USA, November 2008.

Work Experience
May 2015 - Aug 2015: Google Inc, San Bruno, CA, USA (Software Engineering Intern)

May 2014 - Aug 2014: Google Inc, San Bruno, CA, USA (Software Engineering Intern)

Dec 2010 - Dec 2011: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Tehran, Iran (R&D Software Engineer)

Dec 2007 - Dec 2009: Sina Mobile Commerce, Tehran, Iran (Part-time position, J2ME Developer)