Moustafa Alzantot (malzantot) [Alum]

Google Research and Machine Intelligence

Computer Science

Office: 1762 Boelter Hall
UCLA Main Campus

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall
UCLA Main Campus

EE Department
420 Westwood Plaza
MC# 951594
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
ATTN: 56-125KK, EEIV
C/O: Fe Asuncion


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  • Oct. 2014-Present: Gradaute Student Researcher, UCLA.
  • June 2015 - Sep. 2015 Research Intern, Qualcomm Research Center
  • March 2014-Sep 2014: Software Consultant, Thirdwayv Inc.
  • May 2013 - Sep 2013: Research Intern, Alcatel Lucent Bell-Labs.
  • August 2011- Nov 2011: Software Engineer Intern, Google.
  • Sep. 2010 - Nov. 2013: Research Assistant, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology.
  • March 2009-Sep. 2010: Teaching Assistant, Tanta University.


  • Reviewer: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - 2014 Special Issue on Location- Awareness for Radios and Networks.
  • Reviewer: The Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE 2013).
  • Reviewer: IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, 2013.
  • Reviewer: IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine Special Issue on Cloud Computing.

Research Interests: Mobile Sensing, Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things, mHealth, Privacy

Recent Publications:

  • Deep Residual Neural Networks for Audio Spoofing Detection
    Moustafa Alzantot, Ziqi Wang, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    the 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2019), September 2019. [ Details ]
  • Generating Natural Language Adversarial Examples
    Moustafa Alzantot, Yash Sharma, Ahmed Elgohary, Bo-Jhang Ho, Mani B. Srivastava, and Kai-Wei Chang.
    EMNLP 2018 (Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing), October 2018. [ Details ]
  • Did you hear that? Adversarial Examples Against Automatic Speech Recognition.
    Moustafa Alzantot, Bharathan Balaji, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    NIPS 2017 Machine Deception Workshop, December 2017. [ Details ]
  • Adversarial Attacks on Machine Learning Models
    Moustafa Alzantot.
    DAIS ITA Annual Fall Meeting 2017 - Deep Learning Workshop, October 2017. [ Details ]
  • Deep Learning for Situational Understanding
    Supriyo Chakraborty, Alun Preece, Moustafa Alzantot, Tianwei Xing, Dave Braines, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    20th International Conference on Information Fusion, June 2017. [ Details ]
  • Interpretability of Deep Learning Models: A Survey of Results
    Supriyo Chakraborty, Daniel Harborne, Moustafa Alzantot, Ramya Raghavendra, Mani B. Srivastava, Federico Cerutti, Dave Braines, Troy Kelley, Dave Braines, Alun Preece, Murat Sensoy, and Prudhvi Gurram.
    May 2017. [ Details ]
  • Distributed Opportunistic Sensing and Fusion for Traffic Congestion Detection
    Alistair Nottle, Santiago Quintana-Amate, Daniel Harborne, Moustafa Alzantot, Dave Braines, Lance Kaplan, Mani B. Srivastava, Supriyo Chakraborty, and Alun Preece.
    May 2017. [ Details ]
  • Deep Learning for Situational Understanding
    Supriyo Chakraborty, Alun Preece, Moustafa Alzantot, Dave Braines, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    May 2017. [ Details ]
  • RSTensorFlow : GPU Accelerated TensorFlow for DeepLearning on Commodity Android Devices
    Moustafa Alzantot, Yingnan Wang, Zhengshuang Ren, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    May 2017. [ Details ]
  • SeleCon: Scalable IoT Device Selection and Control Using Hand Gestures
    Amr Alanwar, Moustafa Alzantot, Bo-Jhang Ho, Paul D. Martin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Second International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, April 2017. [ Details ]

Other Publications:

  • CrowdInside: Automatic Construction of Indoor Floorplans. Moustafa Alzantot , Moustafa Youssef, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012 ( Acceptance Rate 15.4% ).
  • No Need to War-Drive: Unsupervised Indoor Localization. H. Wang, S. Sen, Ahmed Elgohary, Moustafa Farid, Moustafa Youssef, Romit R. Choudhury ACM MobiSys 2012 ( Acceptance Rate 17% ).
  • UPTIME: Ubiquitous Pedestrian Tracking using Mobile Phones. Moustafa Alzantot , Moustafa Youssef, IEEE WCNC 2012.

Patents: Unsupervised Indoor Localization and Heading Direction Estimation. R. R. Choudhury, H. Wang, N. Roy, S. Sen, Moustafa Youssef, A. Elgohary, and Moustafa Farid . Patent Application No: 2013/ 069178, USA.


  • Listed in the Marquis Who's Who in the World (32nd Edition), 2015.
  • UCLA Graduate Division Award, Fall 2014.
  • Common Marked of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) 2013 innovation award.
  • Microsoft Research (Project Hawaii) best mobile computing project award in E-JUST, Spring 2011
  • Distinction award with the degree of honor for graduation from the department of Computer Engineering, Tanta University, July 2008.
  • Bronze medal in the nation-wide programming contest held as part of annual week of Egyptian universities, March 2007.