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

“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it." – Eliezer Yudkowsky

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 the 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. Widely cited in books and research papers, my research has been funded by leading federal agencies like National Science Foundation (NSF), Cyber Florida, Florida Center for Cybersecurity, etc. I am the recipient of the prestigious 2022 NSF CISE CRII award by the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) under the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. I am also the nominee of the Edinboro's Scholar of the Year in 2020 and SIU's University-Level Early Career Faculty Excellence Award in 2022.

My research has been published in reputed journals and top CS conferences including ACM TSC, Nature Scientific Reports, ACM SAC, ICWSM, ACM CHI, ACM WebSci, and has received media attention from many news outlets including prominent national and international outlets. NBC 6 has featured my research as a sweeps prime-time story and Sage Research Methods based on UK has made my research methods available to academic libraries for subscription or purchase aimed at helping students and early career researchers. I am the recipient of several research travel grants and have been invited by Facebook Research to their HQ. My paper has won best paper award on multiple occasions and I am the author of a Book Chapter in the book “Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Care" by Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), USA. I am a member of IEEE and ACM, and serving on the editorial boards and program committees in numerous prestigious conferences and journals including ACM Asian Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), IEEE International Conference on Networking Systems and Security, IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Systems (SecureComm), ACM CCSC, Big Data and Cognitive Computing (BDCC), Applied Sciences Journal and ACL Workshop on Abusive Language Online. I have mentored over thirty students, including K-12 high school teachers, undergraduate students, and graduate students in several programs, such as Science without Borders’s Summer Research Program, NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), and NSF’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET). Before joining SIU, I was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Edinboro University, where I was the founder and director of the Privacy-Enhanced Security Lab (PENSLab) and was leading their Cybersecurity program.

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 have multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions available. Strongly motivated students with solid background who are interested in security, privacy and machine learning research who want be a part of our Security and Privacy Enhanced Machine Learning Lab (SUPREME Lab) should contact me at sajedul.talukder@siu.edu.
Latest News
I have received the NSF's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) CRII award of $157,888 as sole-PI from the Division of Computer and Network Systems this year. This highly competitive and prestigious grant will allow me to support multiple Ph.D. students for several years.
My Book Chapter titled "GPU-based Medical Image Segmentation: Brain MRI Analysis Using 3D Slicer" will be published in the book “Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Care" by Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) in April 2022.
Our paper "User Awareness and Defenses Against Sockpuppet Friend Invitations in Facebook", has been accepted in the ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC).
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 in Nature Scientific Reports (6th most-cited journal in the world, with over 540,000 citations in 2020).
Our paper "A Study of Friend Abuse Perception in Facebook" has been invited for presentation in ACM CHI Journals (most prestigious HCI venue).
Our paper "CovFilter: a low-cost portable device for the prediction of COVID-19 for resource-constrained rural communities" has been accepted in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications.
Our paper "Evaluating Machine Learning Models for Handwriting Recognition-based Systems under Local Differential Privacy" has been accepted in IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications Conference (IEEE ASYU).
Our paper "A Template for Alternative Proof of Work for Cryptocurrencies" has been accepted in IEEE International Conference on Smart Generation Computing, Communication and Networking (IEEE SMARTGENCON).
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Our paper "A Study of Differentially Private Machine Learning in Healthcare" has been accepted in IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications Conference (IEEE ASYU).
I will be joining SIU School of Computing as an Assistant Professor from Fall 2021.
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.