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Shahram S. Heydari

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Information Technology

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3012
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 3440

Research topics

  • network protocols and services
  • critical infrastructure reliability and failure recovery
  • software-defined infrastructures
  • cloud-based content delivery
  • quality of service and traffic modeling


Prior to joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Dr. Shahram S. Heydari worked for more than 10 years in the telecommunication and networking industry where he held positions as system designer, project engineer, and member of scientific staff.


  • Bachelor of Science Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Master of Science Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Master of Applied Science Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • PhD University of Ottawa, Ontario

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Networking I and II
  • Basic Digital Transmission
  • Advanced Communication Networks
  • Introduction to Cloud Services
  • Network Performance Analysis

Research and expertise

  • Network Protocols and Services
  • Critical Infrastructure Reliability and Failure Recovery
  • Software-Defined Infrastructures
  • Cloud-Based Content Delivery
  • Quality of Service and Traffic Modeling


  • Involvement
    • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
    • Co-director of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's Advanced Networking Technology and Security (ANTS) Lab.
    • Cluster leader at IEEE standards Working Group on Performance for Virtualized Environments (P1916.1).