ragib_hasanRagib Hasan– Associate Professor, Computer Science, UAB

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009)
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)
B.Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2003)

Dr. Ragib Hasan is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. With a key focus on practical computer security problems, Dr. Hasan is the founder of the SECuRE and Trustworthy Computing Lab (SECRETLab) at UAB. He is also a member of the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research.

Hasan’s research interest falls in the general area of data security, with emphasis on trustworthy data history, provenance, and accountability for cloud computing, file systems, and databases. He is also interested in mobile malware, secure social networking, trustworthy location based services, and secure medical devices. Professor Hasan is the designer of one of the very first graduate level courses on cloud computing security and privacy (, which he has taught at JHU and UAB over the last few years.

PhD Students

szawoadShams Zawoad (Since Spring, 2012)
Research Interest
-Cloud Security
-Big data Security
-Secure Provenance


rasibRasib Khan (Since Fall, 2012)
Research Interest
– Secure information provenance
– Security and privacy
– Secure service modeling and design
– Security in cloud computing, IoT, distributed/decentralized architectures
– Secure service modeling and design


Shahid Al Noor (Since Spring, 2013)
Research Interest
-Mobile Device Security
-Quality and Congestion Control on Wireless Network
-Natural Language Processing


mahmud_hossainMd Mahmud Hossain (Since Fall, 2014)

Research Interest
– Internet of Things (IoT)
– Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC)
– Cloud Computing & Security
– Embedded Systems


Mohammad Kamrul Islam (Since Fall, 2014)

Research Interest
– Security in Cloud Computing
– Trustworthy Billing in Cloud Computing
– Location Based Service
– Fault Tolerant Routing


M.Sc Students

Jinfang Xu
Jinfang Xu (Since Summer, 2014)
Research Interest
-Security in Cloud Computing
-Mobile Security
-Location Provenance
-Database Systems​



Abu Awal Md Shoeb

– M.Sc. (Spring 2015)
– now PhD student at Rutgers University


munir_haqueMunir Haque (Postdoctoral Fellows)

Ph.D. Marquette University (2012)
M.S. Marquette University (2007)
B.Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2004)

– now Research Scientist at Purdue University


mainulMainul Mizan

– MSc (Spring 2012 to Fall 2013)
– now Software Development Engineer at Amazon


amitAmit Dutta

– MSc (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013)
– now Member of Technical Staff at VMware


brianBrian Hester
– B.Sc. (July 2012 – August 2013)


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