Sheikh Ariful Islam

Assistant Professor
Senior Member, IEEE
Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
E-mail: sheikhariful.islam [at] utrgv [dot] edu
Profile: Google Scholar dblp
Office Hours: By appointment

Brief Bio

I was fortunate to have Srinivas Katkoori as supervisor during my doctoral journey in Computer Science and Engineering. Previously, I studied Electronics and Communications Engineering at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology. I have also spent some time at ON Semiconductor. I am broadly interested in scalable and provable security, adversarial intelligence (ML and DL). My research is supported by generious equipment donation from Intel and Xilinx.

There would be research position(s) open for MS and/or BS student(s). Please email your dossier once you get accepted to the program.


CSCI/CYBI 2322: Foundations of Systems [F21, S21]
CYBI 3346: Cloud Security [S21]
CSCI 3345: Operating Systems and Security [S21]
CSCI 6334: Advanced Operating Systems [S21]


Current: Hasibul Alam (MS), Ryan Luna (MS), Roel Barrera (BS)
Past: Nicholas Balderas (MS)

Synergistic Activities

Track/Special Session Chair/Co-Chair: IFIP IoT (2021), ISQED (2021), ISVLSI (2021), MWSCAS (2020)

Technical Program Committee: ISQED (2022-2021), ISVLSI (2021), ICCCN (2021), IEEE-iSES (2020), ISDFS (2020), DSC (2019)

Reviewer/Subreviewer: ACM DTRAP (2021), SNCS (2021), IEEE TCAD (2020-2021, 2017), IEEE ESL (2020), IEEE IoT (2020-2019), ISVLSI (2021), ICS (2021), ISQED (2021-2019), MWSCAS (2020, 2018-2017), DAC (2020-2018), IEEE iSES (2019), ACM GLSVLSI (2018-2017)

  • Faculty Advisor, UTRGV CyberSecurity Club (2021-)
  • Committee Member, CAHSI South Texas Hackathon (2021)
  • Judge, Annual RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair (2021)
  • Reviewer and Facilitator, Undergraduate Research Conference (2019-2018)