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Shanto Roy

Graduate Research Assistant and PhD Student, University of Houston (August, 2019-Present)

Major: Computer and Information Science

Concentration: Cyber Security

Lab: Resilient Networks and Systems (RNS) Lab


Sr. Lecturer (September, 2018-July, 2019)

[Currently on Study Leave for pursuing PhD]

Lecturer (May, 2016 - August, 2018)

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

Green University of Bangladesh


E-mail : sroy10@uh.edu

sroy.iitju@gmail.com (personal)


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I have been working as a Research Assistant and have enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Houston since Fall-2019. My primary research interest is in Cyber Deception, IoT Security, Privacy, Data Science & ML, and the Cloud-IoT ecosystem. I started my journey in the research arena in 2016 and have been publishing my ideas and works since then.


Currently, I am researching Cyber Deception based on SDN and Adversarial Reconnaissance. Now, we are working on modeling attacker behavior inside a compromised network. In another project, I have been working on IoT Remote Attestation where we have built an IoT testbed for researching software vulnerabilities, exploitation, and attestation techniques such as memory checksum, CFI, etc.


Before joining UH, I worked as a lecturer in the Dept. of CSE, Green University of Bangladesh. I like to collaborate with other researchers and together we have been working on projects and publications. I also like to have hands-on experiences in System Administration that made me take part in RHCSA, RHCE, Openstack, CCNA, etc vendor courses, and exams. I intend to gather more knowledge that covers the topics of DevSecOps.


News & Updates

  1. I started a new GitHub Repository entitled CyberSecurity Concepts in Python to provide different security concepts in Python. Blog Posts are also available alongside codes. Please find the links in the README.md file. Find more posts on shantoroy.com

  2. A Preprint entitled "Survey and Taxonomy of Adversarial Reconnaissance Techniques" has been published in the ArXiv.

  3. I presented our work in progress (WIP Paper) entitled "WiP: Strategic Remote Attestation: Testbed for Internet-of-Things Devices and Stackelberg Security Game for Optimal Strategies" in the Hot Topics in the Science of Security, 2021.

  4. Our paper entitled "A Privacy-preserving Mobile and Fog Computing Framework to Trace and Prevent COVID-19 Community Transmission" has been published in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.


Latest Blog Posts

- Write a Reverse Proxy Server in Python: Part 1 (Reverse Proxy Server)

- Introduction to Reinforcement Learning (Part 01: Basic Concepts)

- Write a Simple Virus in Python

- Write a Worm (Malware) in Python

- Write a Backdoor in Python

- A Basic Keylogger in Python

- Passive Operating System Fingerprinting by Analyzing PCAP files