Dr. Sajedul Talukder
Dr. Sajedul Talukder
Assistant Professor
Director, Security and Privacy Enhanced Machine Learning Lab
Engineering A0407, School of Computing
Southern Illinois University
(618) 453-6059
sajedul.talukder@siu.edu
[Curriculum Vitae]
Witty Quote

“Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption, and secure access devices, and its money wasted; none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.” – Kevin Mitnick

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computing at Southern Illinois University. I am the founding director of Security and Privacy Enhanced Machine Learning Lab (SUPREME Lab), where my group develops privacy-enhanced secure systems with machine learning applications. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Cyber Security and Privacy Research (CaSPR) Lab at Florida International University. My current research interests include security and privacy with applications in online and geosocial networks, machine learning, wireless networks, distributed systems, and mobile applications.

My research has been published in reputed journals and leading international conferences including ACM TSC, Nature Scientific Reports, ICWSM, ACM CHI, ACM WebSci, and has received notable media attention including from NBC 6 and Sage Research Methods. I am serving on the editorial boards and program committees in numerous prestigious conferences and journals including IEEE COMPSAC, EAI SecureComm, ACM CCSC, and ACL ALW. I am the recipient of several research travel grants and have been invited by Facebook Research to their HQ. Prior to joining SIU, I worked as a research mentor for FIU summer research programs (such as Science without Borders, NSF-RET, NSF-REU).

Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (2019)
    School of Computing and Information Sciences,
    Florida International University

  • M.S. in Computer Science (2018)
    School of Computing and Information Sciences,
    Florida International University

  • B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering (2014)
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor
    (June 2021 - Current)
    Southern Illinois University
  • Assistant Professor
    (May 2019 - May 2021)
    Edinboro University
  • Graduate Research Assistant
    (Jan 2016 - Apr 2019)
    Florida International University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    (Aug 2014 - Dec 2015)
    Florida International University
  • Software Engineer, Intern
    (Oct 2013 - Jan 2014)
    Samsung R&D Institute, Bangladesh
  • Software Engineer, Intern
    (Jan 2012 - Jan 2013)
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

Announcements
I am currently looking for motivated UG, MS and PhD students who are interested in security, privacy and machine learning research who will be a part of our Security and Privacy Enhanced Machine Learning Lab (SUPREME Lab). If interested, please contact me at sajedul.talukder@siu.edu.
Latest News
I will be joining SIU School of Computing as an Assistant Professor from Fall 2021.
Our paper "A novel index-based decision support toolkit for safe reopening following a generalized lockdown in low and middle-income countries" has been accepted for publication in Nature Scientific Reports (7th most-cited journal in the world with a 5-year impact factor of 4.576).
Our paper "A Study of Friend Abuse Perception in Facebook" has been accepted for presentation in ACM CHI Journals (most prestigious HCI venue).
Our paper "A Study of Friend Abuse Perception in Facebook" has been accepted in ACM TSC 2020 (one of the top social networking journals).
Our paper "Giving Up Privacy For Security: A Survey On Privacy Trade-off During Pandemic Emergency" has been accepted in the journal IJCIS 2020.
Our paper "A Survey on Malware Detection and Analysis Tools" has been published in the journal IJNSA 2020.
My paper "Towards Understanding Privacy Trade-off In An Epidemic" has been accepted in the ACM CCSC 2020.
My paper "Privacy and Security Vulnerabilities in Health Care Infrastructure Mobile Technology" has been accepted in the ACM CCSC 2020.