Tauhidur Rahman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Florida International University
Contact: EC 3942, Ph. (305) 348-5061, e-mail:mdtrahma@{fiu}{dot}edu

About the PI

Tauhidur Rahman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2017 (advised by Dr. Mark Tehranipoor). He is the recipient of NSF CRII and the director of the SeRLoP (Security, Reliability, Low-power, and Privacy) Research lab. His current research interests include hardware security and trust, memory systems, machine learning applications, embedded security, and reliability. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and CyberFlorida. Read more about his research, teaching, publications, and other services.

Major Career Highlights

  • [2023 NSA NSA Cybersecurity Pathway Workshop] Organizing, along with Wright State University, Cybersecurity Pathway Workshop at Sinclair College, Ohio, to expose community college students to topics in cybersecurity, including network security, information assurance, software protection, artificial intelligence-enabled cybersecurity, and hardware-oriented security. In this workshop, I presented “Side-Channel Analysis: Unveiling the Invisible Threat or Unlocking the Potential.” Next year, we will organize our Pathway workshop in Miami.
  • [2023, MESTCENTER] FIU is a part of the MESTCENTER, led by the University of Florida and Ohio State University. Dr. Rahman is poised to make a valuable contribution in crafting cutting-edge research and training resources tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of the Department of Defense (DoD).
  • [2023, NSF Grant] SeRLoP Research Lab has received a new EAGER grant to develop AI-assisted just-in-time Scaffolding Framework for Exploring Modern Computer Design (link)
  • [2023, NSA Grant] SeRLoP Research Lab has received a hardware security workforce development grant from the NSA. Dr. Fathi Amsaad of Wright State University will lead this effort.
  • [2022, Associate Editor] Springer Nature Computer Science (SNCS) Section on “Emerging Trends in Sensors, IoT and Smart Systems.” Please submit your research articles here.
  • [2022, NSA Grant] SeRLoP Research Lab has received an NSA grant to research unmanned aerial system (UAS) security. This is a collaborative proposal among UF (Dr. Mark Tehranipoor), Auburn (Dr. Mehdi Sadi), and FIU (PI Dr. Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman and CO-PI Dr. Tauhidur Rahman). FIU will lead this $750,000 grant.
  • [2022, CyberFlorida Grant] SeRLoP Research Lab has received a CyberFlorida grant to expand hardware-security awareness and training in South Florida. This is a collaborative proposal among the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, and FIU. FIU will lead this $ 1.4 M effort. Dr. Christian Poellabauer (lead PI) and Dr. Selcuk Uluagac are the other two PIs at FIU.
  • [2021, NSF Grant] SeRLoP Research Lab has received an NSF SaTC grant. [Link]
  • [2019, NSF Grant] Dr. Rahman has been awarded the NSF CRII Grant to develop rowhammer-resistant electronic systems and detect counterfeit memory chips. Link.

Awards and Honors

  • Semifinalist, AFWERX challenge, 2019
  • NSF CRII Award, 2019 Link
  • UAH New Faculty Research (NFR) Award, 2019 Link
  • Cisco Best-paper award, AsianHOST, 2017 Link
  • Best in Session Award, TECHCON, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), 2016 Link
  • Richard Newton Young Student Fellow, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2014
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Florida, Fall’16
  • Undergraduate Merit Dean List, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2005-2009