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Improving the efficiency, reliability and security of communication networks drives the research of Shahram Heydari, PhD, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology. He has always had a keen interest in science, and became immersed in designing and advancing network technology early in his career. Dr. Heydari obtained both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Master of Science degree from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. In 1994, he began his career as a project engineer and network designer at Informatics Services Corporation in Tehran, Iran. In 1996, he immigrated to Canada to pursue further post-graduate studies, and in 1998 he earned a Master of Science degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. While at Concordia, he served as a research assistant; then joined Presentey Engineering Products Ltd. in Gloucester, Ontario as a project engineer. In 1999, he started working as a software designer for Nortel Networks, the largest Canadian telecom equipment vendor at the time, and became a member of its scientific staff, fueling his ambition for research, and guiding his career toward academia. While at Nortel, he was also a part-time lecturer and research assistant at the University of Ottawa’s (U of O) School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, mentoring his students and exploring research opportunities. In 2003, he moved to Nortel’s enterprise networking division as a system designer and firmware engineer, where he continued to work until 2007. A banner year, in 2007 he was granted a U.S. patent for his innovation in developing a Hierarchical Tree-Based Protection Scheme for Mesh Networks, while at Nortel. He also received his Doctorate from the School of Information Technology and Engineering at U of O; and joined UOIT as an assistant professor. At UOIT, he lives by the philosophy that training the next generation of researchers is as important as the research itself. Dr. Heydari spends most of his time guiding his graduate students towards improving their analytical and methodical research, as well as the documentation and presentation of their work. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and a Certified Instructor with the Cisco Networking Academy.

Expertise


Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

November 1, 2013

Dr. Heydari is a senior member of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, inspiring a global community through peer-reviewed publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, UOIT

July 1, 2013

Nominated for a UOIT teaching award in 2012, Dr. Heydari teaches undergraduate courses in Networking, Network Performance Evaluation, Basic Digital Transmission, Distributed Systems and Networking, and IT Project Management; and graduate courses in Advanced Communication Networks and Advanced Network Design.

Cisco Certified Network Academy Instructor

September 1, 2007

Dr. Heydari is a Cisco Networking Academy instructor, helping students worldwide gain the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer networks, and prepare for industry recognized certifications.

University of Ottawa

2007
PhD - School of Information Technology and Engineering

Concordia University

1998
MASc - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sharif University of Technology

1993
MSc - Department of Electrical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology

1990
BSc - Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers

  • Cisco Networking Academy

Involvement


  • Past speaking engagements
    • Performance Evaluation of LTE EPC Self- Healing Solutions

      Anaheim, California
      December 9, 2013

      IEEE Globecom Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services

    • Predictive Filtering for Adjacency-Based Localization in MANET

      Cambridge, Massachusetts
      May 20, 2013

      The 7th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks

    • Enhancing Collection Tree Protocol for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

      Niagara Falls, Ontario
      March 6, 2013

      Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks

    • Preventive Network Protection in Probabilistic Large- Scale Failure Scenarios

      Anaheim, California
      December 3, 2012

      IEEE Globecom Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services

    • OLSR-based Coarse Localization in Tactical M ANET Situational Awareness Systems

      Ottawa, Canada
      June 10, 2012

      IEEE ICC Workshop on Smart Communications in Network Technologies

    • Analyzing Network Failures in Disaster Scenarios using a Travelling Wave Probabilistic Model

      Kingston, Ontario
      May 28, 2012

      26th Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications

    • A Probabilistic Model for Network Survivability in Large Scale Failure Scenarios

      Montreal, Quebec
      April 29, 2012

      IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’12)

    • A Self-healing Approach for LTE Evolved Packet Core

      Montreal, Quebec
      April 29, 2012

      IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’12)

    • OLSR-based T opology Discovery for Mobile Situational Awareness Systems

      Niagara Falls, Ontario
      September 19, 2011

      2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, pp. 418-425

    • Building Interactive Multi-User In-Class Learning Modules for Computer Networking

      Venice, Italy
      May 22, 2011

      Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networking and Services

    • Packet Tracer as an Educational Serious Gaming Platform

      Venice, Italy
      May 22, 2011

      Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networking and Services, pp. 299-305

    • Collector Tree Protocol (CTP) Performance in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

      Niagara Falls, Ontario
      May 8, 2011

      The First IEEE International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Intelligence Gathering and Monitoring

    • Lightweight Reliable Overlay Multicasting in Large-scale P2P Networks

      Montreal, Quebec
      May 19, 2010

      Canadian Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering (C3S2E’10)

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