Mustakimur Rahman

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Georgia. University of Georgia rank 47 (National Universities) and 20 (Top Public Schools). I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida State University (2020) under the supervision of Dr. Zhi Wang (late) and B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (2012).
My research is focused on system and software security. It includes the threat model design, vulnerability detection, exploits generation, and usable (defense) security. Most recently, I am working on Control Flow Integrity, Trusted Execution Environment (SGX, TrustZone), Fuzzing technology, Secure Programming, and IoT systems. I am a great believer of Open-source Security (OSS).
If you would like to learn more about my research, I recommend reading the blog posts here.

Office: 547 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
Hours: Monday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Mail: 415 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7404

Information for Prospective Graduate Students

  • Due to critical health conditions, I am not hiring any new students (either MSc/PhD).
  • University application deadline:
    • Fall: April 15.
    • Spring: October 15.
    • Summer: February 15.
  • Admission requirement:
    • GRE (> 305).
    • TOEFL (> 85).


  • COIN attacks: on the insecurity of enclave untrusted interfaces in SGX.
    Mustakimur Rahman Khandaker, Yueqiang Cheng, Zhi Wang, Tao Wei.
    Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS’20).
    Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2020 (18%).
    [Paper] [Presentation] [Source]
  • Origin-sensitive Control Flow Integrity.
    Mustakimur Rahman Khandaker, Wenqing Liu, Abu Naser, Zhi Wang, Jie Yang.
    Proceedings of the 28th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security’19).
    Santa Clara, CA, USA, August 2019 (16%).
    [Paper] [Presentation] [Source]
  • Adaptive Call-site Sensitive Control Flow Integrity.
    Mustakimur Rahman Khandaker, Abu Naser, Wenqing Liu, Zhi Wang,Yajin Zhou,Yueqiang Cheng.
    Proceedings of the 4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P’19).
    Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 2019 (20%).
    [Paper] [Presentation] [Source] [Best Paper Award]
  • Secure In-cache Execution.
    Yue Chen, Mustakimur Rahman Khandaker, Zhi Wang.
    Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID’17).
    Atlanta, Georgia, September 2017.
  • Pinpointing Vulnerabilities.
    Yue Chen, Mustakimur Rahman Khandaker, Zhi Wang.
    Proceedings of the 12th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS’17).
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 2017.
  • Location-based early disaster warning and evacuation system on mobile phones using OpenStreetMap.
    Khandaker Mustakimur Rahman, Tauhidul Alam, Mahfuzulhoq Chowdhury.
    Open Systems (ICOS), 2012 IEEE Conference on (ICOS ’12).
    Kuala Lumpur, 21-24 Oct. 2012.


  • CSCI 4250/6250
    Cyber Security.
    Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • CSCI 8245
    Secure Programming.
    Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • CSCI 6760
    Computer Networks.
    Spring 2023.

Research Group

Research Funding

  • New Faculty Startup Research Funding.
    The University of Georgia.

Upcoming Talks

  • N/A


  • Program Committee.
    The International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trust for Emergency Events.
    Co-located with EmergencyComm 2020.
  • Journal Reviewer.
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC-CS).
  • Journal Reviewer.
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC-CS).