PACK: PrivACy and blocKchain Research Lab

Lead: Shahriar Badsha, PhD

Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

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Welcome to the website of the PACK: PrivACy and blocKchain Research Lab, established at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our mission is to build secure and private blockchain based applications.

Bio of Prof. Shahriar Badsha, Lead, PACK Lab:

Dr. Badsha is an assistant professor in cybersecurity at the Department Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno since 2019. Before joining the University, Dr. Badsha worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno from August 2018 to June 2019. During his postdoc research, he explored various privacy issues in sharing cybersecurity information among the organizations and developed privacy preserving mechanisms for exchanging the threat intelligence data. His main research interests are cryptography and blockchain based applications, privacy preserving (homomorphic cryptography based) applications, access control, and IoT (Internet of Things) privacy.

Dr. Badsha received his Ph.D. from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2019 on Privacy Preserving Recommender Systems where he explored the privacy issues in various types of recommendation systems and developed private protocols to generate recommendations in privacy preserving manner. His Ph.D. study was supported by RMIT International Research Scholarships as well as Data61- CSIRO top up scholarships. Prior to his Ph.D. research, he obtained his M.Eng.Sc degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia in the area of signals and systems.


  • PhD, Dept. of Computer Science, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia (Dec. 2018 )

  • M.Eng.Sc, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya Kualalumpur, Malaysia (Jan. 2014)

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology Chittagong, Bangladesh Apr. 2007 – Aug. 2011

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**Co Chairing EmeregencyComm-2020. Thanks to the authors who submitted their original works.

** Our paper got accepted at IEEE KPEC-2020 on Blockchain based solution for Synchrophasor Data Management in Smart Grid.

**Our paper got accepted at Elsevier Information Science on Lightweight and Efficient Blockchain Consensus for VANET applications. (IF: 5.1, Q1)

**Looking for PhD students: Prospective PhD students with strong mathematical and programming skills are welcome to drop CV at The research topics are blockchain based applications (Cyberinsurance, Privacy in Industrial IoT, Access Control), applied cryptography or related.

***Postdoc Position available: Postdoctoral fellow position is available in cybersecurity(mostly focusing on blockchain and privacy). Interested applicants are welcome to drop CV at