Journals

  1. Your Noise, My Signal: Exploiting Switching Noise for Stealthy Data Exfiltration from Desktop Computers
    Z. Shao, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren
    Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS), 2020. [PDF]

  2. A Carbon-Aware Incentive Mechanism for Greening Colocation Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, H. Mahmud, S. Ren, and X. Wang
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 4-16, 1 Jan.-March 2020. [PDF]

  3. Why Some Like It Loud: Timing Power Attacks in Multi-tenant Data Centers Using an Acoustic Side Channel
    M. A. Islam, L. Yang, K. Ranganath, and S. Ren
    Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS), 2018. [PDF]

  4. Exploiting Spatio-Temporal Diversity for Water Saving in Geo-Distributed Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, K. Ahmed, H. Xu, N. Tran, G. Quan, and S. Ren
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 734-746, 1 July-Sept. 2018. [PDF]

  5. Fair Sharing of Backup Power Supply in Multi-Operator Wireless Cellular Towers
    M. N. H. Nguyen, N. H. Tran, M. A. Islam, C. Pham, S. Ren, and C. S. Hong
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), 2017. [PDF]

  6. Water-Constrained Geographic Load Balancing in Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, G. Quan, M. Shakir, and A. Vasilakos
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 208-220, April-June 1 2017. [PDF]

  7. Online Energy Budgeting for Cost Minimization in Virtualized Data Center
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, A. H. Mahmud and G. Quan
    IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 421-432, May-June 1 2016. [PDF]

  8. Distributed Temperature-aware Resource Management in Virtualized Data Center
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, N. Pissinou, A. H. Mahmud, and A. V. Vasilakos
    Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCOM), vol. 6, pp. 3-16, June 2015. [PDF]

  9. Dynamic Scheduling for Energy Minimization in Delay-Sensitive Stream Mining
    S. Ren, N. Deligiannis, Y. Andreopoulos, M. A. Islam, and M. van der Schaar
    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TSP), vol. 62, no. 20, pp. 5439-5448, Oct. 15, 2014. [PDF]

Conferences

  1. Heat Behind the Meter: A Hidden Threat of Thermal Attacks in Edge Colocation Data Centers
    Z. Shao, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren
    IEEE Intl. Symp. on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2021. [PDF]

  2. PowerKey: Generating Secret Keys from Power Line Electromagnetic Interferences
    F. Yang, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren
    International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS), 2020. [PDF]

  3. Your Noise, My Signal: Exploiting Switching Noise for Stealthy Data Exfiltration from Desktop Computers
    Z. Shao, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren
    ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2020. [PDF]

  4. DeepPM: Efficient Power Management in Edge Data Centers using Energy Storage
    Z. Shao, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren
    IEEE CLOUD (CLOUD), 2020. [PDF]

  5. A First Look at Thermal Attacks in Multi-Tenant Data Centers
    Z. Shao, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren
    ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2019. (work in progress) [PDF]

  6. Ohm’s Law in Data Centers: A Voltage Side Channel for Timing Power Attacks
    M. A. Islam and S. Ren
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2018. [PDF]

  7. Why Some Like It Loud: Timing Power Attacks in Multi-Tenant Data Centers Using an Acoustic Side Channel
    M. A. Islam, L. Yang, K. Ranganath, and S. Ren
    ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2018. [PDF]

  8. A Spot Capacity Market to Increase Power Infrastructure Utilization in Multi-Tenant Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, X. Ren, S. Ren, and A. Wierman
    IEEE Intl. Symp. on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2018. [PDF]

  9. Multi-operator backup power sharing in wireless base stations
    M. N. H. Nguyen, N. H. Tran, M. A. Islam, C. Pham, S. Ren and C. S. Hong
    IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2018. [PDF]

  10. Exploiting a Thermal Side Channel for Power Attacks in Multi-Tenant Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, and A. Wierman
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2017. [PDF]

  11. A Spot Capacity Market to Increase Power Infrastructure Utilization in Multi-enant Data Centers
    M. A. Islam}, X. Ren, S. Ren, and A. Wierman
    ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2017. (extended summary of HPCA’18) [PDF]

  12. A Market Approach for Handling Power Emergencies in Multi-Tenant Data Center
    M. A. Islam, X. Ren, S. Ren, A. Wierman, and X. Wang
    IEEE Intl. Symp. on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2016. [PDF]

  13. Minimizing Electricity Cost for Geo-Distributed Interactive Services with Tail Latency Constraint
    M. A. Islam, A. Gandhi, and S. Ren
    Intl. Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC), 2016. [PDF]

  14. Co-Scheduling of Datacenter and HVAC Loads in Mixed-Use Buildings
    T. Wei, M. A. Islam, S. Ren, and Q. Zhu
    Intl. Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC), 2016. [PDF]

  15. Paying to Save: Reducing Cost of Colocation Data Center via Rewards
    M. A. Islam, H. Mahmud, S. Ren, and X. Wang
    IEEE Intl. Symp. on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2015. [PDF]

  16. A Contract Design Approach for Colocation Data Center Demand Response
    K. Ahmed, M. A. Islam, and S. Ren Intl. Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2015. [PDF]

  17. Colocation Demand Response: Why Do I Turn Off. My Servers?
    S. Ren and M. A. Islam
    USENIX Intl. Conf. on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2014. [PDF]

  18. Exploiting Temporal Diversity of Water Efficiency to Make Data Center Less Thirsty
    M. A. Islam, K. Ahmed, S. Ren, and G. Quan
    USENIX Intl. Conf. on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2014. [PDF]

  19. GreenColo: A Novel Incentive Mechanism for Minimizing Carbon Footprint in Colocation Data Center
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, and X. Wang
    Intl. Green Computing Conference (IGCC), 2014. [PDF]

  20. Online Energy Budgeting for Virtualized Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, and G. Quan
    IEEE Intl. Symp. on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 2013. [PDF]

  21. Distributed Resource Management in Data Center with Temperature Constraint
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, N. Pissinou, H. Mahmud, and A. V. Vasilakos
    Intl. Green Computing Conf. (IGCC), 2013. [PDF]

Workshops

  1. Mobile Task Offloading Under Unreliable Edge Performance
    M. R. Hossen and M. A. Islam
    Workshop on AI in Networks and Distributed Systems (WAIN), 2020. (collocated with Performance’20). [PDF]

  2. A First Look at Power Attacks in Multi-Tenant Data Centers
    M. A. Islam, S. Ren, and A. Wierman
    ACM Greenmetrics (collocated with SIGMETRICS’17), 2017. (extended abstract of CCS’17). [PDF]

  3. A New Perspective on Energy Accounting in Multi-Tenant Data Centers
    M. A. Islam and S. Ren
    USENIX Workshop on Cool Topics on Sustainable Data Centers (collocated with NSDI’16), 2016. [PDF]

  4. Can data center become water self-sufficient?
    K. Ahmed, M. A. Islam, S. Ren, and G. Quan
    USENIX Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower), 2014. [PDF]

  5. A First Look at Colocation Demand Response
    S. Ren and M. A. Islam
    ACM Greenmetrics (co-located with SIGMETRICS), 2014. (extended summary of ICAC’14) [PDF]