Ali Raza      

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Interests: Cloud Computing, Operating Systems, Systems Security

PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
Boston University, Boston, USA
Advisor: Prof. Orran Krieger

Resume (last updated: Dec. 2017)
Email: aliraza AT bu DOT edu

I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. I joined CS@BU in Fall’17 and I am working with Prof. Orran Krieger.

I am associated with the Mass Open Cloud (MOC) where I am working on security and trust in cloud computing.

Research Interests

  • Systems & Networks

  • Cloud Computing

  • Operating Systems

  • System Security


  • PhD Student, Computer Science, 2017 - present
    Boston University, Boston, USA

  • Master of Science, Computer Science, 2014-2016
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 2008-2012
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan

Current Project

  • SecCloud: Security as a Service - (with team members at MOC)

    • Allow tenants to carve out secure bare-metal enclaves with isolated networks in public clouds with minimal trust in cloud provider.

    • Advisor: Prof. Orran Krieger


  • Rashid Tahir, Ali Raza, Faizan Ahmad, Jehangir Kazi, Fareed Zaffar, Chris Kanich, Matthew Caesar. “It’s All in the Name: Why Some URLs are More Vulnerable to Typosquatting”. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2018. (to appear)

  • Rashid Tahir, Ali Raza, Mazhar Naqvi, Fareed Zaffar and Matthew Caesar. “An Anomaly Detection Fabric for Clouds Based on Collaborative VM Communities”. 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2017.

Submitted Project

  • Secure and Private Internet of Things (IoT) as a Service

    • A service oriented architecture to move security and privacy of IoT devices to the clouds using Intel SGX.

    • Advisor: Prof. Fareed Zaffar

    • Collaborators: Rashid Tahir (UIUC), Prof. Matthew Caesar (UIUC)

Work Experience

  • Research Intern     – Jun 2016 - Jul 2017

    • Systems and Security Group, Lahore Univeristy of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Project Engineer (Electrical)     – Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

Teaching Experience

  • Lahore University of Management Science

    • CS 200: Introduction to Programming - Fall 2015

    • CS 200: Introduction to Programming - Sum 2015

    • CS 100: Computational Problem Solving (MATLAB) - Fall 2014

    • CS 100: Computational Problem Solving (MATLAB) - Fall 2012

    • CS 100: Computational Problem Solving (MATLAB) - Fall 2011

    • POL 151: Science and Civilization - Sum 2011