Short BioKambiz Ghazinour, photo by: Andrea Campbell

 

Hello! My name is Kambiz (pronounced come-bees) Ghazinour! I'm an Associate Professor in CyberSecurity at the School of Science, Health & Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY) in Canton.

 

I am directing the Advanced Information Security and Privacy (AISP) lab. If you are interested to join the lab, feel free to send me an email.

 

Prior to this position, I was an Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science at Kent State University from 2015 to 2019. I received my PhD In 2012 in the area of Data Security and Privacy from University of Calgary and was a Post-doc Fellow at the University of Ottawa and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario from 2012 to 2014.

 

In 2007, I received my Masters at the University of New Brunswick in the area of High Performance Scientific Computing. In 2003 I received my Bachelors in Software Engineering and from 1998 to 2005, I took on many roles including Software Developer, Systems Analyst and Database Administrator.

 

 

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Research Interest

 

I am currently a co-Investigator on a NIH/AHRQ grant of $2.4M and focus on data analysis and privacy-aware smart surveillance.

 

My current research interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Security and Privacy

  • Data Analysis

  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies

  • Usable Security and Privacy

  • Public Safety and Education

  • Social Media

  • Healthcare Systems

Digital-PASS Game


Digital-PASS (formerly known as SocialSim) is a simulation-based approach to privacy education.

This simulation model uses gamification as a principle means of user motivation. It teaches the gamers how to protect their privacy in cyberspace by simulating a social media environment and the gamers experience threats and learn from their behavior. It is an effective tool to teach cybersecurity and digital fluency.

This is an ongoing research and Digital-PASS has patent pending.

Two manuscripts related to this research can be found here presented at ACM WPES 2019 and here presented at EUSPN 2020.

Please use the link below to try the game which is publicly available for a limited time. Let us know if you would like to use the game for your organization/school or if you would like to learn more about the game. Email me at ghazinourk@canton.edu 

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Teaching


Teaching experience:

1.       Faculty Recognition Award, Kent State University, 2016

2.       Faculty Recognition Award, Kent State University, 2015

3.       University Teaching Certificate, University of Calgary, 2009

4.       Instructional Skill Certificate, 2009

5.       Best Teaching Award, University of Calgary, 2008

6.       Teaching Experience in Private/Public Classes Since 1998


Title/Subject

Terms/Dates

Institution

Graduate

 

 

Digital Forensics (CS57207)

Spring 20

KSU

Data Mining and Machine Learning Techniques (CS7/63015)

Spring 20, Fall 19, Spring 19, Fall 18, Fall 17, Fall 16, Fall 15

KSU

Data Security and Privacy (CS5/47206)

Fall 17, Fall 16, Fall 15

KSU

Graduate Research (CS89098)

Spring 18, Fall 17, Spring 17, Fall 16, Spring 16, Fall 15

KSU

 

 

 

Undergraduate Upper Division

 

 

Digital Forensics Analysis (CYBR365)

Spring 20, Fall 20

SUNY

Cryptography (CYBR 360)

Spring 20, Fall 20

SUNY

Information Security (CYBR250)

Spring 20

SUNY

Digital Forensics (CS47207)

Spring 20

KSU

Survey of CyberSecurity (Cyber 165)

Fall 19, Fall 20

SUNY

Data Security and Privacy (CS5/47206)

Fall 17, Fall 16, Fall 15

KSU

Undergraduate Research (CS49998)

Spring 18, Fall 17, Spring 17, Fall 16, Spring 16, Fall 15

KSU

Object Oriented Programing with Design Patterns (CST8288)

Fall 14

CarletonU/AC

Privacy in Data Management (CPSC601.51)

Fall 09

UCalgary

Technical Report II (CS4983)

Fall 07

UNB

 

 

 

Undergraduate Lower Division

 

 

CS I Program/Problem Solving (CS13001)

Spring 15

KSU

Intro to Database Sys Design (CS33007)

Spring 15

KSU

Struct-Program Language (CS33101)

Spring 15

KSU

Computer Basics Technology (NET1001)

Fall 14

CarletonU/AC

Database Concepts and SQL (NET3000)

Fall 14

CarletonU/AC

Introduction to Computer Science (CPSC217)

Winter 11, Fall 11, Winter 10, Fall 10, Winter 09, Fall 08

UCalgary

Introduction to Computers (CPSC203)

Winter 08

UCalgary

Algorithms I (CS3913)

Winter 07

UNB

Introduction to Computer Programming (CS1003)

Fall 06

UNB




Publication:

 

 
-For a list of most recent publications please visit here.

Presentations:

- A simulation-based approach to privacy education. The ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS). WPES Workshop. 11 November 2019, London, UK.

- A Privacy Protection Layer for Wearable Devices. The 12th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS2019). 5-7 November 2019, Toulouse, France.

Towards Privacy-Aware Smart Surveillance. The 12th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS2019). 5-7 November 2019, Toulouse, France.

- Parental Perspectives on Children’s Privacy in Social Media: Initial Survey Results. The Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), WIPS, August 12-14, 2018. Baltimore, MD, USA.SOUPS,

- A privacy-aware platform for Sharing Personal Information on Wearable Devices. The 7th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN), London, England. September 20, 2016.

- Privacy and Security in Data Repositories. Kent State University, Department of Computer Science, November 2014.

- Privacy as the center piece, University of Washington, Tacoma, Guest speaker, December 2013.

- Health-related Privacy Leaks in Social Networks. 3rd Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics Poster Day, Ottawa Institute of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (OICBB). 2013. Ottawa, Canada. (Winner of the third prize).

- A Privacy Preserving Model Bridging Data Provider and Collector Preferences. The 2013 EDBT/ICDT Workshops, Genoa, Italy.

- Monitoring and Recommending Privacy Settings in Social Networks. The 2013 EDBT/ICDT Workshops, Genoa, Italy.

- "A Lattice-based Privacy Aware Access Control Model in Database Systems". September 2011, Microsoft Research (Redmond) Security and Privacy Research group, USA.

- "A Model to Allow Data Provider Privacy Preference Negotiations". August 2011, University of Ottawa; hosted by Professor Stan Matwin, Canada.

- "A Model to Allow Data Provider Privacy Preference Negotiations". August 2011, l’Université de Quebec; Laboratoire de Recherche en Sécurité Informatique, Canada.

- "A Model to Allow Data Provider Privacy Preference Negotiations". July 2011, University of Carleton; the Carleton Computer Security Lab (CCSL), Canada.

- "Capturing P3P Semantics Using an Enforceable Lattice-based Structure". The 2011 EDBT/ICDT Workshops, Sweden.

- "A model for privacy policy visualization" (2009). The 4th  IEEE  International Workshop On  Security,  Trust,  And  Privacy  For  Software  Applications (STPSA), Seattle, USA.

- Series of Privacy and Security (PSec) group presentations, The Advanced Database Systems and Application (ADSA) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, January 2008 - present.

- "A Linear Solver for Benchmarking Partitioners", APICS Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, October 2007.

- "Graduate Student Research", Computer Science Workshop, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, May 2007.

- "Introduction to High Performance Scientific Computing", University of New Brunswick, Saint John, March 2007.

- "A Linear Solver for Benchmarking Partitioners", Computer Science Seminar, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Nov. 2006.


Awards


• SUNY Canton, Stellar Advisor Award Nominee, Fall 2019
• Kent State University, Faculty Recognition Award, Fall, 2016

• Kent State University, Faculty Recognition Award, Fall, 2015
• University of Calgary, Department of Computer Science Research Award in 2011-2012.
• University of Calgary, Department of Computer Science Research Award in 2010-2011.
• Queen Elizabeth II Research Scholarship for 2010-2011.
• University of Calgary, Department of Computer Science Research Award in 2009-2010.
• Best Teaching Award in Department of Computer Science 2008


Contact

State University of New York, Canton
34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617

ghazinourk@canton.edu

Office: Cook Hall 107
Phone: 315-386-7067
www.ghazinour.com

Twitter: @DrGhazinour