Graduate Student Researcher - UC San Diego
Computer Science and Engineering

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the SysNet Group at University of California San Diego, working under the advisement of Aaron Schulman. My area of interest is in wireless embedded systems. My research focus is on analyzing urban-scale deployment of wireless systems, with the aim of identifying security and privacy problems in public electronic infrastructure.

Publications

Demo: Observing wideband RF spectrum with low-cost, resource limited SDRs
Raghav Subbaraman, Nishant Bhaskar, Sam Crow, Moein Khazraee, Aaron Schulman, Dinesh Bharadia
International Conference on Mobile Systems, Communications and Service (MobiSys) 2022
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Evaluating Physical-Layer BLE Location Tracking Attacks on Mobile Devices
Hadi Givehchian*, Nishant Bhaskar*, Eliana Rodriguez, Héctor Lópéz, Christian Dameff, Dinesh Bharadia, Aaron Schulman
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2022
(*Co-primary authors)
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Century-Scale Smart Infrastructure
Dhananjay Jagtap, Nishant Bhaskar, Pat Pannuto
Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS) 2021
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A Survey of Techniques in Passive Identification of Wireless Personal Devices and the Implications on User Privacy
Nishant Bhaskar
Research Exam, 2019
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Please Pay Inside: Evaluating Bluetooth-based Detection of Gas Pump Skimmers
Nishant Bhaskar, Maxwell Bland, Kirill Levchenko, and Aaron Schulman
USENIX Security Symposium (SEC) 2019
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In the News

Evaluating Physical-Layer BLE Location Tracking Attacks on Mobile Devices

Please Pay Inside: Evaluating Bluetooth-based Detection of Gas Pump Skimmers
Meet Bluetana, the Scourge of Pump Skimmers, Krebs on Security, Aug 2019
A new app can detect Bluetooth credit card skimmers on gas pumps, TechCrunch, Aug 2019