I am a research manager at Accenture Technology Labs, working on cybersecurity research projects in the area of secure industrial internet. I have earned my PhD in computer engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. My research interests are Wireless Mesh and Sensor Networks, Intrusion Detection Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems. During my PhD studies, I was a member of LENSS research group under the supervision of Dr. Radu Stoleru. I am currently working on optimization methods for intrusion detection in resource-constrained wireless networks such as mesh and sensor networks. 

Before starting my PhD, I was a lecturer in the Computer Engineering Department of Shahid Chamran UniversityAhvaz (my hometown), Iran, teaching undergraduate courses and advising/co-advising undergraduate research projects. I have graduated with an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Department of Computer Engineering and Information TechnologyAmirkabir university (Tehran Polytechnic) under supervision of Dr. Babak Sadeghiyan. As my master thesis, I worked on data correlation methods for intrusion detection systems.

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  • [Jun 2016] Our journal paper "PRIDE: A Practical Intrusion Detection System for Resource Constrained Wireless Mesh Networks" is accepted to appear in Computers and Security (Elsevier).
  • [Jan 2016] Our talk “On The Effectiveness Of Cybersecurity Controls For Smart Water Systems,“ is accepted as an oral presentation, at the 2016 American Water Works Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19-22.
  • [Dec 2015] Our editorial "Smart Water Networks and Cyber Security" is accepted to appear in ASCE's Water Resources Planning and Management.
  • [Oct 2015] Our paper "Towards an Efficient and Effective Security Controls Assignment in the Industrial Internet of Things" is accepted to appear in IEEE Internet of Things - World Forum.
  • [Jul 2014] Our journal paper "RAPID: Traffic-Agnostic Intrusion Detection for Resource-Constrained Wireless Mesh Networks" is accepted to appear in Computers and Security (Elsevier).
  • [May 2014] I officially graduated with PhD in computer engineering from Texas A&M University.
  • [Apr 2014] I received Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Faculty Selected, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • [Apr 2014] Our journal paper "Traffic-and-Resource-Aware Intrusion Detection in Wireless Mesh Networks" is accepted to appear in AdHoc Networks (Elsevier).
  • [Mar 2014] Our paper "On the Attack-and-Fault Tolerance of Intrusion Detection Systems in Wireless Mesh Networks" is accepted to ADHOC-NOW 2014.
  • [Feb 2014] I successfully defended my dissertation.
  • [Nov 2013] I will serve as a TPC member for WNC3 workshop in conjunction with WiOpt 2014 - Please consider submitting your paper to WNC3.
  • [Aug 2013] Our paper "PRIDE: Practical Intrusion Detection in Resource Constrained Wireless Mesh Networks" is accepted to ICICS 2013.
  • [May 2013] Our journal paper "On the optimality of cooperative intrusion detection for resource constrained wireless networks" is published by Computers and Security (Elsevier).