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Reza Curtmola

Reza Curtmola is an assistant professor in the department of computer science in the NJIT College of Computing Sciences.  His current research interests focus on the security of cloud services, the security of wireless networks and the security of mobile computing.  Applied cryptography, network and computer security, and privacy in computing also remain in his academic scope.

In 2011, Curtmola received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, which he has applied to improving the security stance of cloud storage services.  The following are recent publications co-authored by him: “Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds,” Proceedings of the Third ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, CODASPY 2013 (February 2013);  “Entropy Attacks and Countermeasures in Wireless Network Coding,” Proceedings of The Fifth ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, WiSec 2012 (April 2012); “Pollution Attacks and Defenses in Wireless Inter-flow Network Coding Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) (Volume 9, Issue 5, 2012).

Curtmola is part of a collaborative effort between NJIT, Montclair State University and CUNY College of State Island to improve the delivery of information security courses.  Support for this work was provided by a capacity building grant from NSF’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service (SFS).

Curtmola is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society.  He received his doctorate in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.

Last update: February 27, 2013

Topics: applied cryptography, network security, privacy in computing, security of storage systems, security of cloud computing and cloud storage, security of wireless networks, searchable encryption, cryptography, broadcast encryption, privacy preserving data-mining