Arash Shaghaghi

I'm 29.

I speak English, Italian and Persian.
and I 'do' Computer and Network Security!

Update: S2, 2017

I'm on leave from UNSW Sydney and visiting The Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at University of Melbourne. My visit is funded by Distinguished Professor Rajkumar Buyya and I am working as Research Asisstant during this time.

Research Area: Security of Software-Defined Clouds (SDC).

The University of Melbourne Computing Department is ranked 14th in QS world university rankings. The University is ranked 41st among all universities globally.

Update: S2, 2015

I'm on leave from UNSW Sydney and visiting The University of Texas, USA working with Distinguished Prof. Yvo Desmedt. My visit is fully funded by hosting institution and I am working as Research Asisstant during this time.

Research Area: Access Control Systems.

University of Texas at Dallas is ranked among top 50 Universities in the world under the age 50 of by QS world univerisity ranking.

Current Affiliation

I am a PhD Candidate at Networked Systems and Security Group (NetSyS) and Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) of The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. I am also affiliated with Network Research Group of Data61 at CSIRO, Australia. I work under the supervision of Professor Sanjay Jha, Director of CySPri and NetSyS at UNSW, and Professor Mohamed Ali (Dali) Kaafar , Research Group Leader at CSIRO's Data61.

UNSW is ranked 31st in the field of Engineering in QS World University Rankings and ranked 45th among all universities globally.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. Read more here.

Research Area: Security of Software-Defined Networks (SDN).

Alma Mater

I completed an MSc in Information Security at University College London (UCL), UK. I completed my thesis under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Yvo Desmedt.

University College London (UCL) is consistently ranked in the top 5 universities in the world by QS Global Universities Rankings. I've been listed here as well.

For my undergraduate studies, I completed a BSc in Information Technology with full Distinction and as Top Student at Heriot-Watt University of Scotland.

Other than 0s & 1s, life has gifted me the opportunity to travel and live in four different continents, each for several years. I can speak English (IELTS bandscore of 8), Italian (studied in Rome for 10 years) and Persian (mother tongue).