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Networking and IT Security Faculty


Amirali Abari, PhD

Assistant Professor
Information Technology
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • computational decision making
  • recommender systems
  • network science
  • computer security

Khalil El-Khatib

Khalil El-Khatib, PhD

Associate Dean, Programs
Associate Professor
Information Security

Garrett Hayes

Garrett Hayes, MSc, OSCP

Assistant Teaching Professor
Networking and IT Security
  • computer and network security
  • penetration testing and vulnerability analysis
  • industrial control system security
  • blockchain technologies
  • cloud, virtualization, and software-defined everything (SDx) technologies

Patrick Hung

Patrick Hung, PhD

Director, International Programs
Information Security
  • smart toys
  • robotic computing
  • services computing
  • workflow
  • security and privacy

Zeinab Joudaki , PhD

Academic Associate
IT Security
  • user authentication
  • human-centered computer security

Patrick Hung


Program Director- Networking and IT Security
Associate Teaching Professor
Advanced Computer Networking

Brent MacRae

Brent MacRae

Assistant Teaching Professor
Networking and IT Security


Shahram S. Heydari, PhD

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Information Technology
  • network protocols and services
  • critical infrastructure reliability and failure recovery
  • software-defined infrastructures
  • cloud-based content delivery
  • quality of service and traffic modeling

Julie Thorpe

Julie Thorpe, PhD

Associate Professor
IT Security
  • Authentication
  • Biometrics
  • Graphical passwords
  • Human factors in computer security
  • Operating system security
  • Passwords
  • Security policy
  • Software security

Miguel Vargas Martin

Miguel Vargas Martin, PhD, PEng

Computer Science
  • authentication
  • applications of machine/deep learning
  • brain-computer interfaces
  • companion robots

Miguel Vargas Martin

Richard W. Pazzi, PhD

Associate Professor
Next Generation Wireless Networks and Applications
  • vehicular ad hoc networks
  • wireless sensor networks
  • multimedia streaming
  • performance evaluation
  • algorithm design

Miguel Vargas Martin

Ying Zhu, PhD

Associate Professor
Information Technology (cross-appointed with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)
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