Mohammed Jubur passes PhD defense

Mohammed passed his PhD defense. Some cool studies on emerging authentication paradigms, including those at ACM TOPS’21, EuroS&P’21, ASIACCS’21, and more. He will continue his academic expedition as an Assistant Prof. at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. Congratulations!

Mohammed is the 10th PhD graduate of the SPIES lab. Who are the next 10? 🙂


NSF CICI Grant Funded

Dr. Saxena has a new NSF CICI grant funded:

NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI), “UCSS: Towards Secure and Usable Push Notification Authentication for Collaborative Scientific Infrastructures”, $499,934, Aug 2021 – Aug 2024, Sole PI.

This project will allow us to study and redesign push notification based authentication.

2 papers accepted to WiSec 2021


3 papers accepted to ASIACCS 2021

SPIES Lab will have 3 papers presented at ASIACCS 2021.


2 Papers accepted to EuroS&P 2021

Two papers accepted to EuroS&P 2021:

  • Press @$@$ to Login: Strong Wearable Second Factor Authentication via Short Memorywise Effortless Typing Gestures
    Prakash Shrestha, Nitesh Saxena, Diksha Shukla and Vir Phoha
    In the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Sep 2021.
  • Countering Concurrent Login Attacks in Just Tap Push-based Authentication: A Redesign and Usability Evaluations
    Jay Prakash, Clarice Chua Qing Yu, Tanvi Ravindra Thombre, Andrei Bytes, Mohammed Jubur, Nitesh Saxena, Lucienne Blessing, Jianying Zhou and Tony Quek
    In the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Sep 2021.