I am an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems department of the University of Arizona. I received my Master and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Prior, I worked as a senior research engineer in LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea. I did my BS in Information Technology from NUST, Pakistan.


My work brings innovation in building secure and reliable networked systems. My research identifies fundamental open questions and explores them from various angles. It contributes to better understanding of the state-of-the-art network systems by challenging their operational efficacy, and identifying unexplored aspects at their heterogeneity. It provides simple and innovative solutions from system designs to their operations through verification.

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, and Songwu Lu. Systematic Way to LTE Testing, In ACM MobiCom, 2019. Acceptance Rate: 24%

  • 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. Acceptance Rate: 18.8%

  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, and Songwu Lu. Enabling Low Latency and High Reliability for IMS-NFV. In ACM/IEEE CNSM, 2017. Acceptance Rate: 17.6%