Network Security Lab (NSL) Student Husain Husna Wins Outstanding Master's Student in Computer Science Award

Husain Husna comes from the Indian city that never sleeps, Mumbai. He completed the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Computer Science course, from Mumbai University, graduating in May 2006, with Honors [GPA (4.0)]. He got accepted at UNT with a Graduate School scholarship for his excellent performance at Mumbai University. During his stay at UNT, he worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Ram Dantu in the Network Security Laboratory (NSL).

Husain published research papers in prestigious conferences and journals. Some of his published research papers are, "Eigen-Behavior Of Spammers" (Accepted IEEE COMSWARE 2008), "Traffic Shaping of Spam Botnets" (Accepted: IEEE CCNC 2008), "A Blueprint for Implementing Security in Radiology Network" (Accepted: Network Security Journal 2007), "Quantifying Presence using Calling Patterns" (Accepted IEEE COMSWARE 2008), "Behavioral Entropy of a cellular phone user" (Accepted Social Computing, Behavioral, Modeling and Prediction 2008). He reviewed papers on topics like Closed-Circuit Unobservable Voice over IP and Mobile Agent for Wireless Network Security.

He was also a Workshop Assistant for the "Workshop on Algorithms, Combinatorics and Geometry", in November 2007, held at UNT. Husain successfully defended his thesis titled "Models to Combat Email Spam Botnets and Unwanted Phone calls" in February 2008 and graduated from the Computer Science Department with a GPA of 4.0. Currently, he is working as an Oracle Configurator Developer with 92 Technologies. Husain loves playing cricket, watching movies and hanging out with buddies.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008