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Mohammad Shojafar

     received his PhD in Information Communication and Telecommunications (advisor Prof. Enzo Baccarelli) from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy as the second rank university in QS Ranking in Italy and top 100 in the world with an Excellent degree in May 2016. He was a senior researcher participated in European Horizon 2020 SUPERFLUIDITY project working with the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) partner at Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy for 14 months. From December 2015 to December 2016 he was Postdoctoral Researcher working on SAMMClouds project at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy . From January 2018 to December 2018, he joined University of Padua, Italy (among the best Italian universities) as Senior Researcher (Researcher Grant B) and as a PI of (52k euro) project working on AML on Android Malware and SDN/NFV resource allocation. In 2019, he worked as a Senior Researcher in network security project at the Telus Communications (TELUS) at the Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada . He is Principle Investigator (PI) of H2020 Marie Curie Independent Fellowship 'PRISENODE' (about 275,000 euro), PI of (52,000 euro) project working on AML on Android Malware and SDN/NFV resource allocation and Co-PI of Ecudorian-British project (about 20,000 euro). He is already contributed to some H2020 European Projects e.g., SUPERFLUIDITY , TagSmartIt , and co-financed by the Italian Public Education Ministry (i.e., Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research or MIUR ):

Also, He worked as a researcher in scheduling/resource allocation in grid/cloud computing under the supervision of Professors Rajkumar Buyya, Jemal Abawajy, Ajith Abraham , Mukesh Singhal and Rahim Tafazolli since 2011. His research interests are mainly in the area of security and privacy. In this area, he published more than 100 papers in top-most international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, including IEEE TCC, IEEE TNSM, IEEE TSUSC, IEEE TGCN, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE INFOCOM Woskshops, IEEE ISCC, IEEE SMC, IEEE PIMRC, and IEEE Network. He is Associate Editor for IEEE - IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (TCE), IET - IET Communications, Springer - Cluster Computing, KSII - Transactions on Internet and Information Systems and Taylor & Francis - International Journal of Computers and Applications (IJCA), and he served as Program Committee member of several prestigious conferences, including ACM MobiCom Workshops, IEEE INFOCOM Workshops, IEEE PST, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE ICCE, IEEE UCC, IEEE SC2, IEEE ScalCom and IEEE SMC. He was General Chair for FMEC 2019 and INCoS 2018. He is Technical program Chair for IEEE FMEC 2020.


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Mohammad Shojafar (S'13-M'17-SM'19) is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), an Intel Innovator and IEEE Senior Member in the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), according to Questex LLC it is among Top 5 academic institutions leading in 5G research in the world, in the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey, ranked between 100-150 in Engineering - Electrical & Electronic subject (according to QS Ranking and 5 Star QS Stars), Guildford, United Kingdom . Before joining 5GIC, he was a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-GF-IF) - named 'PRISENODE' in the SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group at the University of Padua, Italy . Also, he was a Senior Researcher at the Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada ) working on network security project at the Telus Communications (TELUS) in 2019. In 2018, Mohammad worked as a Senior Researcher in Network Security in the SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group under the supervision of Professor Mauro Conti at the University of Padua, Italy , the Best Italian University for 2018-2019 by the U.S. News and World Report. Mohammad was a Senior Researcher participated in European Horizon 2020 SUPERFLUIDITY project working with the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) partner with the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy for 14 months. In addition, he contributed in some Italian projects like 'PRIN15', 'SAMMClouds', 'S2C', and 'V-FoG', aimed to address some of the open issues related to the Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) systems in Cloud and Fog computing.


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