I am involved in some interesting projects. Primarily, I work on security analysis of the car infotainment system, funded by General Motors. My second interesting project is designing a new hardware security primitive to be used in sensitive electronics.
I am interested and working in the fields of Cyber-Physical Security. More specifically, my focuses are:
á Reverse Engineering (both Hardware and Software)
á Vulnerability Analysis and Ethical Hacking
á Embedded System Security
The topics that I have worked on and, influenced my research interests are: Modern Cryptography, Network Security (especially in wireless networks), Security Mechanisms in Cloud Computing, and Digital Right Management.
Things That I Do
Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering:
á Protocol Analysis (UART, SPI, SD/MMC, JTAG, etc.)
á Microscopy and Silicon Die Analysis
á Fault injection and Glitching
á Side-channel Analysis (Timing, Power, EM)
á Firmware extraction
Software Reverse Engineering:
á Disassembly (x86, MIPS)
á Static and Dynamic Analysis
á Binary and Compiled Code Analysis
á Source Code Analysis
My Swiss army knives are: IDA-PRO, OllyDBG, Rec Studio, Dependency Walker, Bus Pirate, JTAGulator, Logic 16, WindRiver JTAG Debugger, Oscilloscope, and bunch of other gadgets.
Number of courses taught by distinct professors those who make the most changes in my research direction:
M Rezaeirad, M Orooji, S Mazloom, D Perkins, M Bayoumi
Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2013 IEEE, 308-316
A Master thesis, Nov 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette