Reza Curtmola

Contact Info

Title: Associate Professor
Office: GITC 4301
Phone: 973-596-5776
Dept: Computer Science

About Me


Reza Curtmola is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at NJIT.

Previously, he was a post doctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University, where he worked in the DS^2 lab headed by Prof. Cristina Nita-Rotaru and affiliated with CERIAS. Reza Curtmola holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.
His interests include Information Security and Web Technologies.



Courses Taught

CS 696 - Network Management & Security 

Research Interests

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Network Security (primarily for wireless networks)
  • Privacy in Computing

Some topics I have worked on, reflecting my research interests: Security of storage systems, security of wireless networks, searchable encryption, security of DNS (SK-DNSSEC).
Other areas of interest in cryptography: Broadcast encryption, privacy preserving data-mining.

Other areas I´m (more remotely) interested in: Security of web services, human-computer interfaces.

Selected Publications

Note: In the areas of computer science where I publish, quality conferences are more timely and at least as selective as journals.


ODSBR: An On-Demand Secure Byzantine Resilient Routing Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
In ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), Volume 10, Issue 4, 2007
(with Baruch Awerbuch, David Holmer, Cristina Nita-Rotaru and Herbert Rubens)

BSMR: Byzantine-Resilient Secure Multicast Routing in Multi-hop Wireless Networks
(To appear in) IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) (with Cristina Nita-Rotaru)

Conferences and Workshops

Robust Remote Data Checking
(To appear in) The Fourth International Workshop on Storage Security and Survivability
(StorageSS 2008), Alexandria, VA, October 2008 (in conjunction with CCS 2008)
(with Osama Khan and Randal Burns)

Toward Secure Network Coding in Wireless Networks: Threats and Challenges
(To appear in) The Fourth Workshop on Secure Workshop Protocols
(NPSec 2008), Orlando, FL, October 2008 (in conjunction with ICNP 2008)
(with Jing Dong, Ruben Sethi, and Cristina Nita-Rotaru)

MR. PDP: Multiple-Replica Provable Data Possession
Proc. of The 28th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
(ICDCS ´08), Beijing, China, June 2008
(with Osama Khan, Randal Burns and Giuseppe Ateniese)

On the Pitfalls of High-Throughput Multicast Metrics in Adversarial Wireless Mesh Networks
Proc. of The Fifth IEEE Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks
(SECON ´08), San Francisco, CA, June 2008
(with Jing Dong and Cristina Nita-Rotaru)
Full version (Technical Report CSD-TR-08-014):
Conference proceedings version:

Provable Data Possession at Untrusted Stores
Proc. of The 14th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
(CCS ´07), Alexandria, VA, October 2007
(with Randal Burns, Giuseppe Ateniese, Joseph Herring, Lea Kissner, Zachary Peterson and Dawn Song)
Full version available as IACR ePrint report 2007/202

Full list of publications and presentations