Muhammad Taqi Raza

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Muhammad Taqi Raza

McClelland Hall 430EE
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721

Areas of Expertise

  • Networked and systems security
  • Internet of things
  • Cloud computing


PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

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Muhammad Taqi Raza joined the University of Arizona's information systems department in 2019, soon after earning his PhD in computer science from UCLA. His research interests broadly lie in the area of networked systems and security. His research contributes to better understanding of the state-of-the-art networked systems by challenging their operational efficacy and identifying unexplored aspects at their heterogeneity—providing simple and innovative solutions from system designs to their operations through verification.

Selected Publications and Working Papers

  • Muhammad Taqi Raza and Songwu Lu. Systematic Way to LTE Testing, In ACM MobiCom, 2019.
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza and Songwu Lu. vEPC-sec: Securing LTE Network Functions Virtualization on Public Cloud. In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2019.
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, Songwu Lu, Mario Gerla and Xi Li. Refactoring Network Functions Modules to Reduce Latencies and Improve Fault Tolerance in NFV. In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2018.
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, Dongho Kim, Kyu-Han Kim, Songwu Lu and Mario Gerla. Rethinking LTE Network Functions Virtualization. In IEEE ICNP, 2017. 
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza and Songwu Lu. Enabling Low Latency and High Reliability for IMS-NFV. In ACM/IEEE CNSM, 2017. 

Professional Associations

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • IEEE

Awards and Honors

  • UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, ACM MobiWac, Miami, 2017
  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist, 2015
  • Teaching Fellow in Computer Science Department, 2015-2019
  • Recipient of PhD Fellowship from the Computer Science Department, 2013-2014
  • MC President Award, LG Electronics, for contributions in LTE platform, 2012
  • Outstanding Performance Award, for contributions in LTE protocols, 2011