- BS in Computer Engineering, University of Tehran
- Hometown: Tehran, Iran
- Field of Study: Computer Science
- PhD Advisor: Engin Kirda
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I am currently taking security-related courses to improve my knowledge and skills about this topic so that I can use them in my research.
What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?
I am interested in Web Security and User Privacy. Strong security methods are needed to defend our data against all manner of threats and attacks without sacrificing the application performance. I am interested in studying new security problems and challenges in this huge and interesting field of Computer Science.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
I would like to use machine learning methods to automate vulnerability detection in web applications. By using machine learning, we can test application vulnerabilities in a more efficient and targeted way. This method is way better than testing with random inputs which takes more time and is less accurate.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?
The most fascinating part of my work is that it never gets old. There is always someone trying to find a new way to attack web applications and we have to find a new way to defend our data against these attacks. This makes me motivated to do my best in my research.
What are your research/career goals, going forward?
I would like to use my academic knowledge and skills in the industry to ensure users’ privacy in large-scale web applications.