Shahriar Badsha, Ph.D.

Shahriar Badsha, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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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 in the 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 organizations and developed privacy preserving mechanisms for exchanging 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 a manner that preserves privacy. 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.


Research interests

  • Blockchain-based application (Blockchain-based cybersecurity information sharing and cyberinsurance)
  • Applied cryptography (privacy enhancement technologies, cryptography)
  • Machine learning and data mining (supervised and unsupervised classification and clustering, privacy-preserving machine learning, recommendation system)
  • Proactive cyberdefense (cyber threat information sharing, threat intelligence automation)


Selected publications

Journal publications

  • Shahriar Badsha, Xun Yi, Ibrahim Khalil, Elisa Bertino: Privacy Preserving Location Aware Personalized Web Service Recommendations. IEEE Transaction in Services Computing. 2018 (Article in press).
  • Shahriar Badsha, Xun Yi, Ibrahim Khalil, Dongxi Liu, Surya Nepal, Kowk Yan Lam: Privacy Preserving User based Web Service Recommendations. IEEE Access. 2018 (Article in press).
  • Kelarev, Andrei, Xun Yi, Shahriar Badsha, Xuechao Yang, Leanne Rylands, and Jennifer Seberry. ”A multistage protocol for aggregated queries in distributed cloud databases with privacy protection.” Future Generation Computer Systems : 368-380 (2019)
  • Rongjun Xie, Ibrahim Khalil, Shahriar Badsha, Mohammed Atiquzzaman: Fast and peer-to-peer vital signal learning system for cloud-based healthcare. Future Generation Comp. Syst. 88: 220-233 (2018)
  • Rongjun Xie, Ibrahim Khalil, Shahriar Badsha, Mohammed Atiquzzaman: Collaborative Extreme Learning Machine with Confidence Interval. Computer Networks. 149: 127-143 (2019)
  • Rongjun Xie, Ibrahim Khalil, Shahriar Badsha, Mohammed Atiquzzaman: An intelligent healthcare system with data priority based on multi vital biosignals. Computer Networks. (Under review)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Ibrahim Khalil, Xun Yi, Mohammed Atiquzzaman: Designing Privacy-Preserving Protocols for Content Sharing and Aggregation in Content Centric Networking. IEEE Access 6: 42119-42130 (2018)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Xun Yi, Ibrahim Khalil: A Practical Privacy-Preserving Recommender system. Data Science and Engineering 1(3): 161-177 (2016)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Hamzah Arof, Norrima Mokhtar, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Marizan Mubin, Mahazani Mohamad: Segmentation of overlapping Cryptosporidium and Giardia (oo)cysts using bidirectional contour tracing. Biomed. Signal Proc. and Control 18: 161-168 (2015)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Norrima Mokhtar, Hamzah Arof, Yvonne Ai Lim, Marizan Mubin, Zuwairie Ibrahim: Automatic Cryptosporidium and Giardia viability detection in treated water. EURASIP J. Image and Video Processing 2013: 56 (2013)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Ahmed Wasif Reza, Kim Geok Tan, Kaharudin Dimyati: A New Blood Vessel Extraction Technique Using Edge Enhancement and Object Classification. J. Digital Imaging 26(6): 1107-1115 (2013).
  • Ahmed Faisal, Sharmin Parveen, Shahriar Badsha, Hasan Sarwar, Ahmed Wasif Reza: Computer Assisted Diagnostic System in Tumor Radiography. J. Medical Systems 37(3): 9938 (2013)

Conference publications

  • Shahriar Badsha, Iman Vakilinia, Shamik Sengupta, Privacy Preserving Collaborative Cyber Defence by Sharing and Learning the Cybersecurity Information, 9th IEEE Annual Computing, and Communication Conference, 2018
  • Iman Vakilinia, Shahriar Badsha, Shamik Sengupta, Blockchain based Crowdfunded Cyberinsurance, 9th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, 2018
  • Shahriar Badsha, Iman Vakilinia, Shamik Sengupta, Blockchain based Cybersecurity Information Sharing, (under review)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Xun Yi, Ibrahim Khalil, Elisa Bertino: Privacy Preserving User-Based Recommender System. 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing and Systems: 1074-1083 (Ranked A Conference)
  • Shahriar Badsha, Xun Yi, Ibrahim Khalil, Andrei Kelarev: Private Recommendations Generation for Vertically Partitioned Datasets. 37th Pacific Asia Conference on Information System 2017: 163
  • Shahriar Badsha, Xun Yi, Ibrahim Khalil, Dongxi Liu, Surya Nepal, Elisa Bertino: Privacy Preserving Location Recommendations. 18th Web Information System and Engineering 2017: 502-516.



  • Ph.D., RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2019
  • M.Eng.Sc, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2014
  • BSc, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2011

Professional Service

Reviewer and TPC member

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Future Generation Computer System- Elsevier
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications- Elsevier
  • Information Science- Elsevier
  • Computers and Security- Elsevier
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications- Elsevier
  • Information Processing and Management- Elsevier
  • Informatics in Medicine Unlocked- Elsevier
  • IETE Journal of Research
  • IEEE Int Conf on Distributed Computing and Systems (ICDCS)-2017
  • IEEE Int Conf on Data Engineering (ICDE)-2017
  • Web Information System and Engineering (WISE)-2017
  • Pacific Asia Conference on Information System-2017
Contact Info

Phone: (775) 682-8313