Welcome to

Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed's 

Homepage

  Visitor#  free statssince 8/2005

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed,  Ph.D. (Computer Science)

Professor,

Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

Marquette University
1313 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53233,  USA

Email:  sheikh DOT ahamed AT mu.edu

Office: Cudahy Hall 386

Phone: 414-288-5222, Fax: 414-288-5472

 

Director, Ubicomp Research Lab

Major Research Interests:   mHealth, Pervasive/Ubiquitous/Mobile Computing, Pervasive Security, Trust and Privacy

Other Research Interests: RFID security,  HCI issues of  Handheld devices (such as PDAs, Cell phones), Middleware for Sensor Networks, and Security support at the application layer for wireless network(802.11, Bluetooth, and Zigbee)

 

Grants

Several grants in mHealth, Pervasive computing, Security and Privacy area (Sponsors: NIH, IBCRF, HWPP, NIDDR, CTSI, UWM, MCW)

 

Honors/Awards

·         Best paper nomination  Pervasive Health Conference, May 2014

·         Best poster/Project in Forward thinking poster session at Marquette University, December 2013. (international category)

·         Best paper in ACM RACS, December 2013. (international category)

·         Best poster/Project in Forward thinking poster session at Marquette University, December 2012. (international category)

·         Best Paper Award, IEEE HealthCom 2012, Scholarship/Research, International, October 2012.

·         Honorable mention for Best paper in ACM CHI 2012 (the top HCI conference).

·         Best poster/Project in Forward thinking poster session at Marquette University, December 2011. (international category)

·         Best poster/Project in Forward thinking poster session at Marquette University, December 2010.

·         Best Paper Award in the 33rd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2009),  Seattle, USA, July 20-24. [Beginning 2006, COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications]. Total number of submissions were 231. Received award from, 2009 President, IEEE Computer Society  Here is the photo.

·         Way-Klinger Young Scholars Award 2007 (One-semester sabbatical award for junior faculty  in the three years after the third-year review.  Up to $32,000 is awarded for half of a faculty member’s salary including $2,000 in operating funds). Received the award from Fr. Robert Wild, S.J., President of Marquette University.  Here is the photo.

·         Best Paper Award in the 31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007),  Beijing, China, July 23-27. [Beginning 2006, COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications]. Total number of submissions were 325.  Received award from Prof. Michael Williams, 2007 President, IEEE Computer Society. Here is the photo.

·         Best Paper Award in the Second International Workshop on Ubiquitous & Trustworthy Computing (TwUC),  Jakarta, Indonesia, December 2007.

Professional activities

·         General Chair, 39th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2015),  Taiwan, July, 2015.

·         Program Chair, 35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2011),  Germany, July, 2011.

·         Workshops Chair,  34th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2010), Seoul, Korea, July 19 – July 23, 2010.

·         Workshops Chair,  33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2009), Seattle, USA, July 20 – July 24, 2009.

·         Program Co-Chair, The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Web and Pervasive Security (WPS 2009) in PerCom2009.

·         Guest Editor of Special Issue on "Information and Future Communication Security", Computer Communications indexed by SCI-E (Elsevier), 2010

·         Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE publications.

·         Reviewer, Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier publications.

·         Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE publications.

·         Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE publications.

 

Other professional activities

Teaching/Taught

·         MSCS 6931 Pervasive Computing for Computational Sciences

·         MSCS 6050 Elements of Software Development

·         MSCS 6931 Mobile Computing (old MSCS 282 Mobile Computing)

·         MSCS 237  Distributed Computing

·         MSCS 6340/COSC 162/MSCS 236 Component based   Software Development/ Components Architecture

·         COSC 4920 Principles of  Design (old COSC 181 Senior Design)

·         COSC 4998 Senior Design Project

·         COSC 061 Object Oriented Software Software Design

·         COSC 055/154 Data Structures

·         COSC 051(new COSC 060) Programming with Java

·         COSC 1000 Introduction to Computer Science

Major Publications

·         Farzana Rahman, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed: Efficient detection of counterfeit products in large-scale RFID systems using batch authentication protocols. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 18(1): 177-188 (2014)

·         Ivor D. Addo, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Stephen S. Yau, Arun Balaji Buduru: A Reference Architecture for Improving Security and Privacy in Internet of Things Applications. IEEE MS 2014: 108-115

·         Mohammad Adibuzzaman, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Richard Love: A personalized model for monitoring vital signs using camera of the smart phone. SAC 2014: 444-449

·         M. Osman Gani, Casey O'Brien, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Roger O. Smith: RSSI Based Indoor Localization for Smartphone Using Fixed and Mobile Wireless Node. COMPSAC 2013: 110-117

·         Munirul M. Haque*, Ferdaus Kawsar*, Md. Adibuzzaman*, Sheikh I. Ahamed, Richard Love, Rumana Dowla, David Roe, Reza Selim, Findings of e-ESAS: A Mobile Based Symptom Monitoring System for Breast Cancer Patients in Rural Bangladesh, Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), May 5–10, 2012, Austin, Texas.  (10 pages) [Honorable mention for Best paper]

·         Farzana Rahman* and Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, DRAP: A Robust Authentication Protocol to Ensure Survivability of Computational RFID Networks, Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2012), Italy, March, 2012. (Acceptance rate: 24%) (6 pages)

·         Md. Endadul Hoque, Farzana Rahman, and Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, AnonPri: An Efficient Anonymous Private Authentication Protocol, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications(PerCom), 2011, pp. 100-110) (Acceptance rate: 12%)

·         Farzana Rahman, Md. Endadul Hoque, Ferdaus Ahmed Kawsar, and Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Preserve Your Privacy with PCO: A Privacy Sensitive Architecture for Context Obfuscation for Pervasive E-Community based applications,  to appear in The Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom-2010), (Acceptance rate:  13%

·         Nilothpal Talukder, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Preventing Multi-query Attack in Location-based Services, Proceedings of the Third ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec), March 2010, pp. 25-36.(Acceptance rate:  9%)

·         Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Munirul M. Haque, Md. Endadul Hoque, Farzana Rahman, Nilothpal Talukder: Design, analysis, and deployment of omnipresent Formal Trust Model (FTM) with trust bootstrapping for pervasive environments. Journal of Systems and Software 83(2): 253-270 (2010)

·         Md. Endadul Hoque, Farzana Rahman, Sheikh I. Ahamed and Jong Hyuk Park,  “Enhancing Privacy and Security of RFID System with Serverless Authentication and Search Protocols in Pervasive Environments”, International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications 2009, Springer 10.1007/s11277-009-9786-0

·         Munirul M. Haque and Sheikh I Ahamed, “An Impregnable Lightweight Device Discovery (ILDD) Model for Pervasive Computing Environment of Enterprise Applications ,IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 38,  Issue 3,  May 2008, pp. 334-346.

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Farzana Rahman, Endadul Hoque, Fahim Kawsar, Tatsuo Nakajima; "Secure and Efficient Tag Searching in RFID Systems using Serverless Search Protocol"; International Journal of Security and Its Applications, Vol.3, No.4, October 2008.

·         Ian Obermiller and Sheikh I. Ahamed, “PATHOS: Pervasive at Home Sleep Monitoring”, International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications,  Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 290431, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/290431.

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed  and Moushumi Sharmin, “A trust-based secure service discovery (TSSD) model for pervasive computing”, International Journal of Communications 2008, Elsevier, 13 pages

·         Shameem Ahmed, Moushumi Sharmin, and Sheikh I. Ahamed, “Ubi-App: A Ubiquitous Application using Ubicomp Assistant (UA) Service of MARKS for Universal Access from Handheld Devices,” International Journal Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS), Springer –Verlag, March 2008, 11pages.

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Mohammad Zulkernine, and    Steven T. Wolfe, “A software-based trust framework for distributed industrial management systems”,  International Journal of System and Software 2007, Elsevier publications, 80(10), pp. 1621-1630, 2007.

·         Nilothpal Talukder and Sheikh I Ahamed “FPCS: A Formal Approach for Privacy-aware Context-based Services,”  Proceedings of the  32nd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2008), IEEE CS Press, Turku, Finland, July 28-August 1, 2008, pp. 432-439

·         Sheikh I Ahamed, Nilothpal Talukder and Mehrab Monjur, “WiFi Radar: Design and Implementation of an Infrastructure-less Location Tracking System for Pervasive Environment,”  Proceedings of the  32nd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2008), IEEE CS Press, Turku, Finland, July 28-August 1, 2008, 335-338.

·         Rezwan Islam, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Nilothpal Talukder, Ian Obermiller, “Usability of Mobile Computing Technologies to Assist Cancer Patients.”,  Proceedings of the HCI and Usability for Medicine and Health Care, Third Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2007, Graz, Austria, November, 22, 2007, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4799 Springer 2007, pp. 227-240.

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Munirul M Haque, and Nilothpal Talukder,  “Service Sharing with Trust in Pervasive Environment: Now it’s Time to Break the Jinx ,” Proc. of the 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC'08), to appear, 6 pages, Ceará, Brazil, March 2008, ACM Press.

·         Mohammad Uddin, Mohammad Zulkernine, and Sheikh I. Ahamed, “CAT: A Context-Aware Trust Model for Open and Dynamic Systems,” Proc. of the 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC'08), to appear, 6 pages, Ceará, Brazil, March 2008, ACM Press.

·         Moushumi Sharmin, Sheikh I. Ahamed , and Shameem Ahmed, , “A Risk-aware Trust Based Secure Resource Discovery (RTSRD) Model for Pervasive Computing,” To appear in the proceedings of  The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Web and Pervasive Security of PerCom,  Hong Kong, March 2008

·         Sailaja  Bulusu, Sheikh I. Ahamed, and Mohammad Zulkernine, “DIRT: A Trust Model For Pervasive Applications,” The Second International Workshop on Ubiquitous & Trustworthy Computing (TwUC), to appear, Jakarta, Indonesia, December 2007. (Best Paper Award)

·         Munirul Haque and Sheikh I Ahamed “An Omnipresent Formal Trust Model (FTM) for Pervasive Computing Environment,”  Proceedings of the  31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007), IEEE CS Press, Beijing, China, July 23-27,  pp. 49-56. [Beginning 2006, COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications] (Best Paper Award)

·            Munirul Haque, Sheikh I Ahamed, Haifeng Li, and KM Asif, “An Authentication based Lightweight Device Discovery (ALDD) Model for Pervasive Computing,”  Proceedings of the  31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007), IEEE CS Press, Beijing, China, July 57-64. [COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications.]  

·         Pankaj Bhaskar and Sheikh I Ahamed, “Privacy in Pervasive Computing and Open Issues,”  Proceedings of The Second IEEE International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 07), IEEE CS Vienna, Austria,  April 10-13, 2007, pp. 147-154.

·         Sheikh I Ahamed, Munirul Haque, and KM Asif,  S-MARKS: A Middleware Secure by Design for the Pervasive Computing Environment, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations (ITNG 2006),  IEEE CS Press, April, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA,  pp. 303-308. 

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Munirul Haque, Karl Stamm and Ahmed J Khan,  Wellness Assistant: A Virtual Wellness Assistant on a Handheld Device using Pervasive Computing, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2007), Seoul, Korea, March 2007, pp. 782-787.

·         Shameem Ahmed, Sheikh I. Ahamed, Moushumi Sharmin, and Munirul Haque, “Self-healing for Autonomic Pervasive Computing”,  Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2007), Seoul, Korea, March 2007, pp. 110-111.

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, Munirul Haque, and Ahmed J Khan,  “Design and Implementation of A Virtual Assistant for Healthcare Professionals Using Pervasive Computing Technologies, ”  Journal Springer e&i, vol 123(4), April 2006, pp. 112-120.

·         Munirul Haque and Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed,    “m-LPN: An Approach Towards a Dependable Trust Model for Pervasive Computing Applications,”  Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (ICPPW'06), IEEE CS Press, August  2006, pp. 189-195. 

·         Moushumi Sharmin,  Sheikh I. Ahamed,   Shameem Ahmed, and Haifeng Li , “SSRD+:  A Privacy-aware Trust and Security Model for Resource Discovery in Pervasive Computing Environment,  Proceedings 30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2006), IEEE CS Press, Chicago, USA, September 17-21, 2006, pp. 67-70.

·         Munirul Haque and Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, “Security in Pervasive Computing: Current Status and Open Issues,” International Journal of Network Security,  Vol. 3, No. 3, 2006,  pp. 203-214.(Invited paper)

·         Shaun Szot, Sheikh I. Ahamed, Munirul M. Haque, and   Mohammad M. Molla, "Transparent Lightweight Device Discovery Model (TLDDM) Support for Ubiquitous Computing Middleware and Applications",  UbiSys: System Support for Ubiquitous Computing workshop of the 8th International Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2006),  ACM and Springer Verlag, September 2006.

·         Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, and Sheikh I. Ahamed, “An Adaptive Lightweight Trust Reliant Secure Resource Discovery for Pervasive Computing Environments, ” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computer and Communications (PerCom 2006), Pisa, Italy, Mar 2006, pp. 258-263. 

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Mohammad Zulkernine, and Suresh Anamanamuri, “A Dependable Device Discovery Approach for Pervasive Computing Middleware,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS), IEEE CS Press, Vienna, Austria, April 2006, pp. 66-73.

·         Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, and Sheikh I. Ahamed, “Ubicomp Assistant: An Omnipresent Customizable Service using MARKS, ” Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2006), Dijon , France, April, 2006, pp. 1013-1017.

·         Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, Sheikh I. Ahamed, Munirul Haque, and Ahmed J Khan, “Healthcare Aide: Towards a Virtual Assistant for Doctors, Patients, Nurses and Resident Doctors Using Pervasive Middleware, ”  Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Ubiquitous and Pervasive Health Care (UbiCare 2006) in conjunction with Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computer and Communications (PerCom 2006), Pisa, Italy, Mar 2006, pp. 490-495.

·         Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, and Sheikh I. Ahamed, “MARKS (Middleware Adaptability for Resource Discovery, Knowledge Usability and Self-healing) for Mobile Devices of Pervasive Computing Environments, ” Proceedings of the  Third International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations (ITNG 2006), April, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 306-313.

·         Sheikh I. Ahamed, Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, Michael J. Havice, and Suresh Anamanamuri, “An Assessment Tool for Out of Class Learning using Pervasive Computing Technologies, ” Journal of Information, vol 8(5), September 2005, pp. 751-767.

·         Moushumi Sharmin, Shameem Ahmed, and Sheikh I. Ahamed, SAFE-RD (Secure, Adaptive, Fault Tolerant, and Efficient Resource Discovery) in Pervasive Computing Environments, in the IEEE international Conference on Information Technology (ITCC 2005), Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 2005, p. 271-276

Education

·         Doctor of Philosophy(Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Arizona State University

Area: Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing

Advisor: Prof. Stephen S. Yau

·         Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Engineering)
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

Additional Information

·         Honors society member: UPE, Gamma Beta Phi