I am a Research Assistant in the Computer Science & Engineering department at the University of Connecticut (UConn). I am a member of Secure Computation Laboratory (SCL), and I am being advised by Prof. Marten van Dijk. I have a broad range of interests, including but not limited to Computer Science, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering, Arts, Social Sciences, and more. However, my research at SCL is mainly focused on networked/distributed systems and system security. During my Ph.D. at UConn, I was mostly involved in the Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project which "is charged to address the grand challenges in building secure cloud services" funded from the NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program Frontier grant, in collaboration with researchers from UConn, Boston University, MIT, and Northeastern University. Before joining SCL, I was a member of Wireless Communications Laboratory at the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), researching on the security and privacy issues of Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks.

Research interests, exhaustive and in alphabetical order:

Applied Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, Computer/Data Networks, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology, Data Analysis and Visualization, Distributed/Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Network & System Security, Penetration Testing, Software Engineering, Web/Mobile Application Development

Extracurricular, non-exhaustive and in alphabetical order:

Art, Cinema, Graphic Design, Linguistics, Philosophy, Travel.


  • Phinally PhinisheD!
    What an adventure Ph.D. has been! Last Friday, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation entitled “Cybersecurity Games: Mathematical Approaches for Cyber Attack and Defense Modeling.” I want to thank my advisor Prof. Marten van Dijk, and my committee members Dr. Benjamin Fuller and Dr. Walter Krawec. Thank you for letting my defense be an enjoyable and […]
  • Our paper is accepted for publication at the CCSW’19!
    Our paper called “MalPro: A Learning-based Malware Propagation and Containment Modeling” is accepted for publication at the CCSW’19. The CCSW 2019 is in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)  November 11, 2019, London, UK. Here’s a link to the list of accepted papers!
  • Successfully defended my Ph.D. Thesis Proposal!
    On May 10, 2019, I successfully defended my Ph.D. Thesis Proposal!I’m extremely happy and excited because as you all know the proposal is indeed an important milestone in a Ph.D. Student’s life. The title of my proposal was “A Markov-based Approach to Model Cyber Attack and Defense Games.” Here’s the abstract, just in case you […]

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