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Md Liakat Ali, Ph.D.

Faculty & Staff / Md Liakat Ali, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Department Name 
Department of Computer Science and Physics
Office Location 
Science Hall 204D
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pace University, New York, USA, 2017
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Major in Telecommunication Engineering), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2008
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Major in Security Engineering), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, IIUC, Bangladesh, 2005

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioral Biometrics, Deep Learning, Cyber Security, Data Mining and Big Data Analytics

Selected Publications

Book

  • Kamanashis Biswas, Md Liakat Ali , Rajia Sultana, “ Security Issues in Wireless Technologies”, ISBN: 9783639374988,  Published by VDM-Verlag, Produced by Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Publication Date: 10 August 2011.

Journal Reports (Students in Bold)

  • Stefan Dean Henry and Md Liakat Ali, “Cloud Computing Security Threats and Solutions”, I-Manager's Journal on Cloud Computing, Volume 4 Issue 2 July - December 2017, ISSN Print: 2349-6835.
  • Kutub Thakur, Lixin Tao, Tianyu Wang, and Md Liakat Ali, “Cloud Computing and its Security Issues”, Application and Theory of Computer Technology, 2017, 2(1), 1-10. DOI:10.22496/atct20161210
  • Md Liakat Ali, Charles C. Tappert, Meikang Qiu, and John V. Monaco, “Keystroke Biometric Systems for User Authentication”, The Journal of Signal Processing Systems, pp. 1-16, 2016, Springer, ISSN Print: 1939-8018, DOI: 10.1007/s11265-016-1114-9
  • Md Liakat Ali, Kutub Thakur, and Charles C. Tappert, “User Authentication and Identification using Neural Network”, I-Manager’s Journal On Pattern Recognition(JPR), vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 28-39, June-August 2015, ISSN Print: 2349-7912
  • Md Liakat Ali, “Developing Virtual Residential Area using Virtual Reality Modeling Language and Virtual Reality Tools”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 04 (April - 2015), e-ISSN: 2278-0181, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV4IS040778
  • Kamanashis Biswas , Md Liakat Ali, S.A.M. Harun,” Algorithm and Implementation of the Blog-Post Supervision Process”, Journal of Computing, Vol. 2, Issue 6, June 18, 2010 , ISSN: 2151-9617, USA .
  • Kamanashis Biswas, Md Liakat Ali, S.A.M. Harun,” An Effective Approach for Post Supervision in Blogosphere”, International Journal of Computer Science and Emerging Technology, Vol. 1, Issue 1, ISSN: 2044-6004

Conference Proceedings (Students in Bold)

  • Maxwell Ruggieri, Tzu-Tang Hsu, and Md Liakat Ali, "Security Considerations for the Development of Secure Software Systems", the 10th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), October 10-12, 2019, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Joseph Fracasso and Md Liakat Ali, “Applications of Machine Learning Tools in Genomics: A Review”, the 4th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (SmartCom 2019), UK, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11910. Pp, 330-340, Springer, Cham, 2019
  • Md Liakat Ali, Kutub Thakur, and Beatrice Atobatele, “Challenges of Cyber Security and the Emerging Trends”, Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI 2019), pp. 107-112, July 8, 2019 Auckland, New Zealand. Doi: 10.1145/3327960.3332393
  • Jonathan Herrera and Md Liakat Ali, "Concerns and Security for Hashing Passwords", the 9th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), Nov 08-10, 2018, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA,
  • Md Liakat Ali and Charles C. Tappert , " POHMM/SVM: A Hybrid Approach for Keystroke Biometric User Authentication" , the IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR), Aug. 1-5, 2018, Kandima, Maldives
  • Md Liakat Ali, John V. Monaco, and Charles C. Tappert , "Keystroke Biometric studies with Hiden Markov Model and Its Extension on Short Fixed-Text Input" , the 8th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), Page(s): 258-264 Oct. 19-21, 2017, New York, NY, USA, DOI: 10.1109/UEMCON.2017.8249041 (Best Paper Award)
  • Kutub Thakur, Sandra Kopecky, Md Liakat Ali, Abu Kamruzzaman and Lixin Tao, “Connectivity, Traffic Flow and Applied Statistics in Cyber Security”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud (SmartCloud), page(s): 295-300, November 18-20, 2016, New York, USA, DOI: 10.1109/SmartCloud.2016.29
  • Md Liakat Ali, Kutub Thakur, Charles C. Tappert, and Meikang Qiu, “Keystroke Biometric User Verification Using Hidden Markov Model”, 2016 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud), page(s): 204-209, 25-27 June, 2016, Beijing, China, DOI: 10.1109/CSCloud.2016.23
  • Kutub Thakur, Sandra Kopecky, Moath Nuseir , Md Liakat Ali, and Meikang Qiu, “An Analysis of Information Security Event Managers”, 2016 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud), Page(s): 210215, June 25-27, 2016, Beijing, China, DOI: 10.1109/CSCloud.2016.19
  • Kutub Thakur, Md Liakat Ali, Ning Jiang, and Meikang Qiu, “Impact Of Cyber-Attacks On Critical Infrastructure”, 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity), IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing (HPSC), and IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IDS), Page(s): 183-186, April 9-10, 2016, New York, USA, DOI: 10.1109/BigDataSecurity-HPSC-IDS.2016.22
  • Kutub Thakur, Md Liakat Ali, Keke Gai, and Meikang Qiu, “Information Security Policy for E- Commerce in Saudi Arabia”, 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity), IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing (HPSC), and IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IDS), Page(s): 187-190, April 9-10, 2016, New York, USA, DOI: 10.1109/BigDataSecurity-HPSC-IDS.2016.14
  • Md Liakat Ali , Kutub Thakur, John V. Monaco and Meikang Qiu, “An Approach to Minimize Crossings in Phylogenetic Trees”, 2015 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud 2015), Pages 42-47, November 3-5, 2015, New York, USA.
  • Kutub Thakur , Meikang Qiu, Keke Gai , and Md Liakat Ali, “An Investigation on Cyber Security Threats and Security Models”, 2015 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud 2015), Pages 307-311, November 3-5, 2015, New York, USA.
  • John V. Monaco, Md Liakat Ali, Charles Tappert, “Spoofing Key-Press Latencies with a Generative Keystroke Dynamics Model”, 2015 IEEE 7th International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS 2015), pp. 1-8, September 8-11, 2015, Virginia, USA.
  • Md Liakat Ali, Charles C. Tappert, Meikang Qiu, and John V. Monaco, “Authentication and Identification Methods Used in Keystroke Biometric Systems”, 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity 2015), pp. 1424 -1429, August 24 – 26, 2015, New York, USA, DOI: 10.1109/HPCC-CSS-ICESS.2015.66
  • Md. Moinul Hossain, S.A.M Motakabber, Md Liakat Ali, Mohammad Tarequl Islam , “Online Electronic Bill Payment by Post Paid Card Using Virtual Banking Concept”, 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2005), December 28-30 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Internal Conference Proceedings and Technical Reports

  • Md Liakat Ali, Goldberg, Juan Guzman, Wei Huang, Andrew Manuele, and Hardik Patel, “Keystroke Biometric Authentication on Short Numeric Input on Mobile Devices”, In Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, May 6th, 2016, Pace University, New York, USA
  • Hilbert Locklear, Md Liakat Ali, Andreea Cotoranu, Aziz Altowayan and Stephanie Haughton, “A Comparison of Several Classifiers for Movie Review Sentiment Analysis”, In Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, May 6th, 2016, Pace University, New York, USA
  • Md Liakat Ali, Charles C. Tappert, and Meikang Qiu, “A Survey of Classification Methods Used in Keystroke Biometric Systems”, in Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, May 1st, 2015, Pace University, New York, USA
  • Md Liakat Ali, John V. Monaco, and Charles C. Tappert, “Hidden Markov Models in Keystroke Dynamics” , in Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day,May 1st, 2015, Pace University, New York, USA
  • Md Liakat Ali and Sung-Hyuk Cha, “Phylogenetic Tree Visualization: Challenges and Solutions”, in Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, May 1st, 2015, Pace University, New York, USA
  • Kamanashis Biswas and Md Liakat Ali, “Security threats in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network”, Blekinge Institute of Technology Journal on System and Interaction Design, SE-371 79, Karlskrona, Sweden

Selected Presentations and Talks

  • “Applications of Machine Learning Tools in Genomics: A Review”, Presented in the 4th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (SmartCom 2019), Oct. 11-13th, 2019, Birmingham, UK.
  • “POHMM/SVM: A Hybrid Approach for Keystroke Biometric User Authentication", 2018 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR), Kandima, Maldives
  • "Keystroke Biometric studies with Hiden Markov Model and Its Extension on Short Fixed-Text Input" 2017 IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), New York, NY, USA.
  • “Impact of Cyber-Attacks On Critical Infrastructure”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing (HPSC), New York, USA.
  • “An Approach to Minimize Crossings in Phylogenetic Trees”, 2015 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud 2015), New York, USA.
  • “Authentication and Identification Methods Used in Keystroke Biometric Systems”, 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity 2015), 2015, New York, USA
  • “Phylogenetic Tree Visualization: Challenges and Solutions”, in Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, 2015, Pace University, New York, USA
  • “Hidden Markov Models in Keystroke Dynamics”, in Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, 2015, Pace University, New York, USA
  • “A Survey of Classification Methods Used in Keystroke Biometric Systems”, in Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, 2015, Pace University, New York, USA
  • “Online Electronic Bill Payment by Post Paid Card Using Virtual Banking Concept”, 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2005), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Honors and Awards

  • Online Course Development Grant, Rider University, 2019
  • Faculty Travel Fund for Conference 2019
  • Best Paper Award: The 9th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), Nov. 08-10, 2018, New York, NY, USA.
  • Best Paper Award: The 8th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), Oct. 19-21, 2017, New York, NY, USA.
  • Professional Development Funding from School of Business and Computer Science, Caldwell University, 2017
  • Graduate Assistantship Award, Dept. of Computer Science, Pace University, NY, USA, 2016
  • Conference Funding Scholarship from Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University, 2015.
  • AF-1 Scholarship, Korea (Declined the offer), 2012
  • MS thesis achieved the position of one of top ten quality thesis out of fifty in academic year 2007, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Outstanding Academic Result Award, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003

Committee Service and Administrative Duties

  • Member, International Education Committee (IEC), Rider University
  • Faculty Hiring Committee, Rider University
  • AAUP Faculty Development Committee Study Group, Rider University
  • Faculty Development Committee, Caldwell University
  • Online Education Committee, Caldwell University
  • ACBSP work group Committee, Caldwell University
  • Prior Learning Assessment, Caldwell University
  • Technical Program committee, the 4th International Conference on Smart Cloud (SmartCloud 2019), Waseda University, December 10-12, 2019, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Technical Program committee, the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Reinforcement Learning (IEEE ISRL 2019), December 10-12, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Technical Program committee, 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (IEEE CCWC 2020), January 6-8, 2020, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Technical Program committee and session chair in the 4th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (SmartCom 2019) and the 2nd International Conference on Smart Blockchain (SmartBlock 2019), Oct. 11th- 13th, Birmingham, UK
  • 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS 2019), November 15-16, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Technical Program committee, 2019 ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI 2019), July 7-12, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Program committee, 2018 2nd Borneo International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Engineering (BICAME), 10 – 11 December, 2018, Balikpapan, Indonesia.
  • Session Chair, 2015 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud 2015), New York, USA.

Membership

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Young Professionals
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
  • Member, Chittagong Association of North America

Reviewer (Partial list - Past and Present)

  • Journal of VLSI Signal Processing (JSPS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Journal of Electronics Science Technology and Application
  • IEEE Transactions on Computer (TOC)
  • International Conference on Enhanced Research and Industrial Application, 2018
  • IEEE 2nd Borneo International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Engineering (BICAME) 2018, 10 – 11 December 2018, Aston Hotel, Balikpapan, Indonesia.
  • 2nd BICAME 2018 International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Engineering, 17th - 18th October 2018, Bali, Indonesia
  • IEEE 2nd International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity), IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing (HPSC), and IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IDS), 2016, New York, USA

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor I, Computer Science (Tenure Track)
    Department of Computer Science and Physics
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Rider University, New Jersey, USA
    September 2018- Present
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Tenure Track)
    School of Business and Computer Science
    Caldwell University, New Jersey, USA
    ​August 2016- August 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
    Department of Computer Science
    Rowan University, New Jersey, USA.
    ​January 2016-May 2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science
    Department of Computer Science
    Pace University, New York, USA
    ​January 2016-May 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
    County College of Morris, New Jersey, USA
    ​January 2016-May 2016
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Computer Science
    Department of Computer Science
    Pace University, New York, USA
    ​August 2015 - December 2015
  • Lecturer, Computer Science
    Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh
    ​July 2010 - June 2012   
  • Lecturer of Computer Science and Coordinator of EEE (Permanent Campus)
    International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
    ​February 2009 - June 2010