Dr. Shawon Rahman

Dr. Shawon S. M. Rahman is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo (UH Hilo). He is serving as the Faculty advisor of Pre-engineering program and the program director of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics certificate program at UH Hilo. Dr. Rahman is serving as the editor-in-chief in the International Journal on Cryptography and Information Security (IJCIS) and guest editors to a few journals and also serving more than 15 conferences/journals as a reviewer and/or program committee member. Dr. Rahman is serving as the Member-at-large and Academic Advocate: Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Academic Advocate of the IBM Academic Initiative. He has received and managed several federal and local grants including NSF, USDA, DOE, etc.

Dr. Rahman’s research interests include Cybersecurity, Information Assurance and security, STEM Outreach, Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things Security, Web Accessibility, Robotics, Software Testing and Quality Assurance. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles and mentored numerous students and at least 50 have published their first peer-reviewed publication co-authoring with him. He is a member of many professional organizations including IEEE, ACM, CSTA, ASEE, ASQ, ISCA, and ISACA.

Education

  • Ph.D, Software Engineering, North Dakota State University
  • M.S., Computer Science, North Dakota State University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology

Research Focus

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • STEM Outreach and Career Pathway
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Digital Forensics
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Web Accessibility and Usability
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Robotics

Teaching Focus

  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Digital Forensics and Investigations
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Animation Programming
  • Web Application Development
  • Robotics Computation
  • Business Computation
  • Game Development

Recent Publications-Selected Journals and Book Chapters

  • Roberts, Gerrianne and Rahman, Shawon S. M., Does Digital Native Status Impact End-User Antivirus Usage? (May 19, 2021). International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC), Vol.13, No.2, March 2021, DOI: 10.5121/ijcnc.2021.13207
  • Jackson, George and Rahman, Shawon “Applying the Health Belief Model to Cardiac Implanted Medical Device Patients”, International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), Vol.13, No.2, March 2021, DOI: 10.5121/ijnsa.2021.13203
  • Schneider, Marvin and Rahman, Shawon “Protection Motivation Theory Factors that Influence Undergraduates to Adopt Smartphone Security Measures ”; International Journal of Information Technology in Industry (ITII), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) Indexed Journal, Vol 9, No 1 (2021)
  • Vaishnavi D., Mahalakshmi D., Shawon Rahman M.S. “Digital Image Forgery Detection Using Ternary Pattern and ELM”; In: Jeena Jacob I., Kolandapalayam Shanmugam S., Piramuthu S., Falkowski-Gilski P. (eds) Data Intelligence and Cognitive Informatics. Algorithms for Intelligent Systems. Springer, Singapore. pp 77-86, 2021
  • Loukaka, Alain and Rahman, Shawon; “Security Professionals Must Reinforce Detect Attacks to Avoid Unauthorized Data Exposure”; International Journal of Information Technology in Industry (ITII), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) Indexed Journal, vol. 8, no.1, 2020
  • Rahman, Shawon S. M.; Hossain, Nazmul; Hossain, Md; Hossain, Md and Hassan Imam Sohag, Md. "OAuth 2.0: A Framework to Secure the OAuth-Based Service for Packaged Web Application." In Innovative Perspectives on Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies. 92-139. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2020.
  • Faizi, Salman and Rahman, Shawon; "Securing Cloud Computing Through IT Governance”; International Journal of Information Technology in Industry (ITII), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) Indexed Journal, vol. 7, no.1, 2019, Pages: 1-14
  • Dharmalingam, Vaishnavi and Rahman, Shawon; “Towards Cloud of Things from Internet of Things”; International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 7, No 4.6, 2018, Pages: 112-116, SCOPUS Indexed Journal
  • Bazil, Sharon and Rahman, Shawon; “Key Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Non-Tenured IT Faculty in the USA”; International Journal of Information Technology in Industry (ITII), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) Indexed Journal, vol. 6, no.3, Pages: 22-35, November 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.17762/itii.v6i3.61
  • Adekanye, Michael and Rahman, Shawon “The Effect of Information Technology using Enterprise Security Risk Management ”; International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), Vol. 10, No.5, September 2018
  • Hossain, Md; Sheikh, Nowsin; Rahman, Shawon; Biswas, Sujan and Islam, Md “Enhancing and Measuring the Performance in Software Defined Networking”; International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC), SCOPUS Indexed Journal, Vol.10, No.5, September 2018
  • Rahman, Shawon and Ahamed, Syed; “Enhancement and Migration of Knowledge Science”; International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC), SCOPUS Indexed Journal, Vol.9, No.6, November 2017
  • Rahman, Shawon and Ahamed, Syed; “Architecture and Design of Micro-Knowledge (µKPU) and Micro-Medical Processing (µMPU) Units”, International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), Vol.9, No.5, September 2017
  • Loukaka, Alain and Rahman, Shawon; “Discovering New Cyber Protection Approaches From a Security Professional Prospective”; International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC) Vol.9, No.4, July 2017, SCOPUS Indexed Journal
  • Al-Mamun, Abdullah, Rahman, Shawon and et al;“ Security Analysis of AES and Enhancing its Security by Modifying S-Box with an Additional Byte ”; International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC), Vol.9, No.2, March 2017, SCOPUS Indexed Journal
  • Opala, Omondi John; Rahman, Shawon; and Alelaiwi, Abdulhameed; “The Influence of Information Security on the Adoption of Cloud computing: An Exploratory Analysis”, International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC), Vol.7, No.4, July 2015, ISI Indexed Journal
  • Hossain, Shamim, Rahman, Shawon and et al.; “Advances in Multimedia Sensor Networks for Health-Care and Related Applications”, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, ISI Indexed journal (Editorial Article), Volume 2015 (2015)
  • Opala, John, Omondi; Rahman, Shawon and Alelaiwi, Abdulhameed ; “An Analysis on the Factors Influencing Managers’ Decision to Adopt of Cloud Computing”; Invited book chapters in titled " Handbook of Research on Architectural Trends in Service-Driven Computing" IGI Global in 2014 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6178-3, ISBN13: 9781466661783, ISBN10: 146666178X, EISBN13: 9781466661790
  • Rahman, Syed (Shawon) and Lackey, Robert; “E-Commerce Systems Security for Small Businesses”; International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), Vol.5, No.2, March 2013
  • Halton, Michael and Rahman, Syed (Shawon); "The Top 10 Best Cloud-Security Practices in Next-Generation Networking"; International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS); Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Next-Generation and Resource-Constrained Converged Networks", Vol. 8, Nos. ½, 2012, Pages:70-84(Invited Paper)
  • Jungck, Kathleen and Rahman, Syed (Shawon); " Cloud Computing Avoids Downfall of Application Service Providers"; International Journal of Information Technology Convergence and services (IJITCS), Vol.1, No.3, June 2011

Selected and Recent Conference Papers

Services

Ph.D. Dissertation Completed (Served as the dissertation chair & main supervisor)


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