Amir Rahmati

Assistant Professor

Stony Brook University


Amir Rahmati /æ’mi:r ræh’mæti/ (written as امیر رحمتی in Persian) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. He is the director of Ethos Security and Privacy lab and a member of Stony Brook National Security Institute.

Research Overview

My research broadly focuses on system security. I am particularly interested in the security and privacy challenges of emerging technologies, including IoT, AR, and ML systems.



CSE360: Software Security

Stony Brook University - Fall 2021

CSE331: Computer Security Fundamentals

Stony Brook University - Fall 2020

CSE508: Network Security

Stony Brook University - Fall 2019

CSE508: Network Security

Stony Brook University - Fall 2018

CSE588: Computer & Network Security

University of Michigan - Winter 2017

Ethos Lab

Ethos Lab

I lead the Ethos lab at Stony Brook University. In Ethos lab, we focus on improving the security of emerging technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and Cyber-Physical systems. Our work involves designing, building, and evaluating systems that tackle security challenges in these domains. As we move towards a world where many resource- and energy-limited devices have access to our data & activities, our research creates an avenue for these devices to incorporate security in their design.

Lab Members

Ph.D. Students


Pratik Vaishnavi

Ph.D. Student (2018-Current)


Sanket Goutam

Ph.D. Student (2021-Current)


Veena Krish

Ph.D. Student (2019-Current)


Xigao Li

Ph.D. Student (2019-Current)




Prospective Students

I’m looking for students with diverse backgrounds and expertise to work on challenging research problems across the system stack.

  • Do you like designing and developing elegant systems that tackle real-world problems?
  • Do you have expertise in hardware, software, machine learning, UX, or network protocols and measurement?
  • Are you passionate about security and privacy?

If your answer to these questions is yes, there may be a place for you in my group.

Interested? Fill out this form and tell me about yourself. Then, apply to our graduate program.


Can Attention Masks Improve Adversarial Robustness?

Securing Trigger-Action Platforms

Tyche: A Risk-Based Permission Model for Smart Homes

★ Best Research Paper Award

Support for Security and Safety of Programmable IoT Systems

Towards Comprehensive Repositories of Opinions

Approximate Flash Storage: A Feasibility Study

Context-Specific Access Control: Conforming Permissions With User Expectations

Malware Prognosis: How to Do Malware Research in Medical Domain

Stigmalware: Investigating the Prevalence of Malware in the Clinical Domain

Reliable Physical Unclonable Functions using Data Retention Voltage of SRAM Cells

Refreshing Thoughts on DRAM: Power Saving vs. Data Integrity