Shahriar Nick Rahimi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Department of Computer ScienceSoutheast Mssiouri State University(SEMO)One University Plaza, MS 5950Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701Office:Dempster 021FPhone: 573-651-2208srahimi@semo.edu


Shahriar Nick Rahimi, Ph.D.



I am an Assistant Professor of the Computer Science at Southeast Missouri State University.

My general research interest lies in the area of Computer and Software Security and Secured Data Communications. More specifically, I am interested in software vulnerability discovery-prevention techniques, designing practical cryptographic solutions for real applications in cloud computing, peer-to-peer Networking and generally in different domains of data communication. Currently, my research effort aims on designing a new paradigm for vulnerability discovery prediction based on code properties. In addition, in a separate ongoing investigation, I am developing a secured and federated peer-to-peer network to be used as a backbone of Block-chain technologies.

I have earned two Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering and Information Systems Technologies ( cybersecurity concentration) and obtained my Master and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.

Research Interest:

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Internet Censorship & Anti-Censorship
  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Networks