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Safwan Mahmud Khan sainankhan@yahoo.com +1-817-721-0132

University of Texas at Dallas Teaching Assistant • Web Programming Languages. • Mathematical Foundations of Software Engineering.

Sep 2011 – Present

University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Research Assistant

Apr 2007 - Jun 2008 The Information Security Lab (iSec) at UTA

  • Part of a NSF-funded network security project Salsa, developing new architectures for online privacy.

  • Designed dynamic algorithms for managing a complex system. Then implemented these using Java and

verified in simulation. The entire project work was published in Network Protocols and Algorithms journal.

University of Texas at Arlington

Summer 2007

Faculty Associate

Collaborated project with “Theft-Proof Data” company

  • Worked in a start-up confidential project related to database security.

  • Installed and prepared the Unix (Solaris) server for the project and administered it.

  • Designed Self-Certificate Authority and some other security issues for the project.

Significant Projects (exclusive of Professional and Academic Experience)

  • Worked on a self developed project, where I found security holes in MeeboMe widgets and was able to attack

it automatically (Java, PHP and C#).

  • Buffer Overflow Attack (C).

  • Port Scan Detector (C and some UNIX tools).

  • Instant Messenger (VB.NET).

  • Web Proxy Server (Java).

  • Secure Online Bookstore (PHP, MySQL, SSL and other security stuff).

  • Router Simulation (C/C++).

  • Drunk Drive - an online game for SAPVC (ASP.NET, Flash and MS Access).

  • Student Information System (VB and Oracle).

  • Oil Transaction System (MS SQL, ASP.NET and C#).

  • MINIMAX Game (Alpha-Beta pruning, Java).

  • Simulation of Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol (Java).

Selected Courses

Computer Programming/ Data Structures and Algorithms/ Design and Analysis of Algorithms/ Special Topics in Information Security/ Secure Programming/ Discrete Mathematics/ Operating Systems/ Database Systems/ Computer Networks/ Wireless Mobile Networking and Computing/ Advanced Programming Languages/ Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning.

Research Interests

Cloud computing security, secure peer-to-peer systems, application security, data security, network security and privacy, data mining and algorithms.

Journal Paper

  • [J.

    1] S. M. Khan, K. W. Hamlen, Penny: Secure, Decentralized, RDF Data Management, in the ELSEVIER International Journal of Computers & Security, February 2012. (submitted)

  • [J.

    2] S. M. Khan, N. Mallesh, A. Nambiar and M. Wright, The Dynamics of Salsa: A Robust Structured P2P System, in the International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms (NPA), Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 40-60, December 2010.

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