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Amirali is a PhD student in the Computer Science program at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Guevara Noubir. Amirali spent his undergraduate studies in Scotland, earning his Bachelor of Science at the University of St. Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.

A native of Kerman, Iran, Amirali’s research area includes security and systems and networks. He is a member of the Systems Security Laboratory and the Security group at Northeastern. Amirali has an interest in security, and works on different aspects of systems and network security, ranging from mobile security, to more complex networks such as the internet. Since he was a child, Amirali had always intended on going down the path of Computer Science. Amirali enjoys the challenges involved in the amount of knowledge required to find a problem with a system and fix it.


  • BS, University of St. Andrews – Scotland

About Me

  • Hometown: Kerman, Iran
  • Field of Study: Computer Science
  • PhD Advisor: Guevara Noubir

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I work on different aspects of systems and network security, from mobile security to large scale complex networks, such as the Internet.

What are your research interests?

Yes, it is the path I always had in mind since childhood.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

The most interesting part for me is the challenge. The amount of knowledge you need to have about a system to be able to find a problem and ultimately fix it.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

To work on challenging and impactful problems.

Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?

I did my undergraduate studies at University of St. Andrews, Scotland. It is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world, with more than 600 years of history. St. Andrews is constantly ranked among top universities in the world. Its motto is ΑΙΕΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΕΥΕΙΝ, which is translated to Ever to Excel or Ever To Be The Best.