Imtiaz Karim

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Computer Science

Purdue University

Lawson Computer Science Building, 

West Lafayette, IN 47907


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I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. I completed my Ph.D. from the same department in Spring 2023 under the supervision of Professor, Elisa Bertino.

My research interests lie in analyzing the security and privacy of wireless communication protocols (e.g., 4G, 5G, Bluetooth, VoWiFi, vehicular, WiFi, and IoT), their implementations, networked systems, and mobile computing. My research aim is to develop tools that systematically analyze real-world systems and widely used protocols using formal verification, program analysis, machine learning, natural language processing, and software testing techniques. Furthermore, with the advent of the next generation of networks (6G and beyond), my future goal is to ensure the resilience (reliability, adaptability, and security) of future network generations and develop systems that are secure by design.

My research has led to several changes in the design of 4G and 5G cellular standards. Also, I have found numerous implementation issues in various protocol and system implementations. Due to this, I have been inducted into the GSMA Mobile Security Research Hall of Fame three times and have received numerous bug bounties, CVDs, and CVEs. I received the best paper award at ACSAC 2019, and the best paper award nomination at ICDCS 2021. For outstanding security research, I have received the Maurice H. Halstead Memorial Award and the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Award from Purdue University in 2020 and 2022 respectively.

I got the opportunity to work as an Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon (Summer 2021) and a Security Researcher Intern at Intel (Summer 2020, 2019).

I completed my B.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in September 2017.

Selected Publications: (full list)

Imtiaz Karim, Kazi Samin Mubasshir, Mirza Masfiqur Rahman, Elisa Bertino, The 13th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing and the Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (IJCNLP-AACL), 2023. 

Imtiaz Karim, Abdullah Al Ishtiaq, Syed Rafiul Hussain, and Elisa Bertino, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2023.

Imtiaz Karim*Syed Rafiul Hussain*, Abdullah Al Ishtiaq, Omar Chowdhury, and Elisa Bertino, ACM Conference on Computer (CCS), 2021.

Imtiaz Karim, Syed Rafiul Hussain, and Elisa Bertino, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2021. 

Best Paper Award nomination 

Imtiaz Karim, Fabrizio Cicala, Syed Rafiul Hussain, Omar Chowdhury, and Elisa Bertino, Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2019.  

Distinguished Paper Award

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