Academic Experiences



 Research Interests

  • Mobile Devices, Smartphone Privacy, Mobile Platform Development, Machine Learning, Online Learning, Distributed Systems

 Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
    GPA 4
    2014-Present

  • M.Sc. in Computer Engineering (Software Engineering)
    Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
    GPA 4
    2011-2014

 Awards & Honors

  • Travel Grant by NSF for the IEEE CNS Conference 2016, Sep, 2016
  • Received a Cummercialization Fund by VCU Innovation Gateway, Sep, 2016
  • Travel Grant by VCU Graduate Oce for the IEEE CNS Conference 2016, Aug, 2016
  • Outstanding Early-career Student Researcher Award, VCU, Apr, 2015
  • Ranked 2nd among MS Students, School of Computer Engineering, IUST, Apr, 2013
  • Distinguished MS Student of the Year in Research Award, IUST, Oct, 2013
  • Distinguished MS Student of the Year in Research Award, IUST, Oct, 2012

 Professional Services and Activities

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC)

    - IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2016, 2018)

  • Peer-Reviewed Journals

    - IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM)
    - Elsevier Computers & Security (C&S)
    - Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA)

  • Peer-Reviewed Conferences & Workshops

    - IEEE/IFIP Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2015, 2017)
    - IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT 2015, 2016, 2017)
    - IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2016, 2018)
    - IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2016, 2017)
    - EAI International Conference on Smart Sustainable City Technologies (S2CT 2015)
    - ACM CCS 2015, Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (WISCS 2015)

 Mentoring / Team-Leading Experience

  • Mentor, Senior Design Project, Department of Computer Science, VCU, (2017)
    Students: Pulkit Rustgi, Mansi Shah and Bilal Ahmed
  • Mentor, Dean's Early Research Initiative Program(DERI), Department of Computer Science, VCU, (2016)
    Students: Rafee Ahmed
  • Mentor, Dean's Early Research Initiative Program(DERI), Department of Computer Science, VCU, (2015)
    Students: Jai Raman
  • Mentor, Senior Design Project, Department of Computer Science, VCU, (2014)
    Students: Steven Jackson, Marcus Pare and Gerrit bond

 Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant for Algorithm Analysis with Advanced Data Structures, VCU, (Fall 2017)
    Instructor: Dr. Eyuphan Bulut
  • Teaching Assistant for Computer Systems, VCU, (Fall 2016)
    Instructor: Dr. Preetam Ghosh
  • Teaching Assistant for Computer Systems, VCU, (Spring 2016)
    Instructor: Dr. Preetam Ghosh
  • Teaching Assistant for Intrusion Detection, VCU, (Fall 2014)
    Instructor: Dr. Carol Fung
  • Teaching Assistant for Advanced Database, IUST, (Spring 2013)
    Instructor: Dr. Eynollah Khanjari
  • Teaching Assistant for Data Structure and Algorithms, IUST, (Fall 2011)
    Instructor: Dr. Eynollah Khanjari

 Presentations

  • Conference Paper: "XDroid: An Android Permission Control Using Hidden Markov Chain and Online Learning"
    IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS'16), Philadelphia, PA, October 2016

  • Richmond High Schools Internship Program: "Smartphone Applications Behavior Analysis"
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Dep. of Computer Science, July 2016

  • VCU Innovation Gateway: "Android Resource Access Permission Recommendation with RecDroid"
    Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU GateWay, April 2016

  • Seminar: "Android Resource Access Permission Recommendation with RecDroid"
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Dep. of Computer Science, November 2014

  • Conference Paper: "Study of Interoperability Challenges in Cloud Computing Environments"
    First Workshop on Cloud Computing, Amirkabir University of Technology, May 2013

 Computer and Programming Skills

  • Programming Languages
    Python, Java, C#, C++, Assembly, VB , MATLAB, Delphi and Pascal

  • Web Technologies
    ASP.net, CSS, ASP, JavaScript, PHP and jQuery

  • Operating Systems
    Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu), Unix, Mac OS and Windows

  • Database Management Systems
    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MS Access, DB4O, PostgreSQL and Oracle

  • Simulation Environments and Languages
    CloudSim, Verilog , NS2, NS3, MATLAB and Antlr Parser Generator

  • Other Skills
    Network Programming, Computer Graphical Software
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