Ankur Sarker [Alum]

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall


Biography: I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, I am working with Prof. Mani Srivastava. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science at University of Virginia in 2021 and my supervisor was Prof. Haiying Shen. From 2014 to 2016, I was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. I received the BS and MS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Before joining the PhD program, I worked in Samsung Bangladesh Research and Development Center as a Senior Software Engineer for two and half years.


  • B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, 2011.
  • M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, 2014.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and in Vehicular Cyber Physical Systems, University of Virginia, 2021.
    Thesis: Data-Driven Misbehavior Generation and Detection Methodologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems

Experience: Senior Software Engineer, Samsung Research and Development Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests: Broadly speaking, my research areas encompass a data-driven Internet of Connected Things (IoCT), safety and security of IoCT, connected Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), data-driven smart city planning, and urban computing under the big umbrella of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). The ultimate goal of my research work is to utilize meticulous data analysis knowledge to develop and design scalable, robust, and trustworthy systems which have the knowledge of both environmental and user perspectives. Also, this goal includes understanding the privacy leakage, vulnerabilities, and security threats of the system using the side-channels information associated with the data.

Recent Publications:

  • Auritus: An Open-Source Optimization Toolkit for Training and Deployment of Human Movement Models and Filters using Earables
    Swapnil Sayan Saha, Sandeep Singh Sandha, Siyou Pei, Ziqi Wang, Ankur Sarker, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive Mobile Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), May 2022. [ Details ]