Dr. Ahmed Imteaj

Assistant Professor

Southern Illinois University

Director, SPEED Lab

Hello! My name is Ahmed Imteaj, and currently, I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. I am the director of the Security, Privacy and Edge intElligence for Distributed networks Laboratory (SPEED Lab), where we are conducting research on developing novel distributed machine learning algorithms for multi-agent-based systems that can be effectively applied in various real-life engineering applications. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University in 2022 under the supervision of Prof. M. Hadi Amini and I was recognized as the 2022 FIU Real Triumph Graduate Award at FIU Summer-2022 Commencement Ceremony for my academic, professional and personal achievements. Prior to that, I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from FIU with recognition of the Outstanding Master’s Degree Graduate Award. My research interests span distributed machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, and blockchain. 

We published our research in top-tier conferences and peer-reviewed journals, and our research has been recognized several times. I am the recipient of the “2022 Graduate Scholar of the Year Award at FIU", “2021 Best Graduate Student in Research Award” from the KFSCIS at FIU, Best Paper Award from the 2019 IEEE CSCI’19 conference, and winner of 2021 FlU GSAW Scholarly Forum. I am also the lead author of the book, “Foundations of Blockchain: Theory and Applications” and published more than 45 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers. Contact: imteaj [at] cs [dot] siu [dot] edu

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Announcements: I have multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions available! Strongly motivated candidates having experience in ML, Computer Vision, or Cybersecurity are encouraged to apply.

General research topics include: 

Recent Highlights

Recent News

with PhD Advisor Prof. M. Hadi Amini.

FIU's 2022 Real Triumphs Graduate! [Link]

Each commencement ceremony, FIU honors select individuals for their extraordinary academic, professional, and personal achievements as they graduate from FIU. 

Outstanding Scholars Award: Graduate Scholar of the Year, Florida International University!

This university-wide award recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through academic achievement and research. 

“2021 Best Graduate Student in Research Award” from the School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU

The award is granted to the top Ph.D. student researcher in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU based on their research impact.

Best Paper Award of “Annual Conf. on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence” (CSCI’19)

We developed a distributed IoT sensing mechanism and analyzed how such an approach can be beneficial in leveraging an efficient federated learning algorithm. The impact of this research goes beyond computer science and can be applied to various real-world applications from healthcare to energy and transportation infrastructures. Read more..

Outstanding Master’s Degree Graduate Award from Florida International University!

The university-wide outstanding master's degree graduate award is given in the induction ceremony to only one masters graduate for his/her exemplary academic, research, and service activities towards the department, school, and communities.

With FIU CS Interim Director Prof. Jason Liu!

Dr. Imteaj is interviewed by FIU! See the details here: Link

Our developed COVID-19 dashboard is featured by FIU News

Dr. Imteaj is interviewed by FIU University Graduate School.

Dr. Imteaj acted as a mentor of Undergraduate Senior Design Project