Shahriar Nick Rahimi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor School of Information Systems & Applied Technologies Southern Illinois University1365 Douglas Drive, Mail Code: 6614, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 Office:ASA 209APhone: 618-453-8807shrahimi@siu.edu

Shahriar Nick Rahimi, Ph.D.



I am an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at Southern Illinois University.

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 Anti-Censorship , Distributed Systems and Computer Networks .

Recent News:

  • 10/08 - Gave a talk at ACM-SIGITE 2020 Conference

  • 8/01- Our book chapter titled "Security Issues, Vulnerabilities and Defense Mechanisms in Wireless Sensor Network: State of the Art and Recommendation" is accepted for publication on "Integration of WSNs into Internet of Things: A Security Perspective" (Series: Internet of Everything’s (IoE) : Security and Privacy Paradigm, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA)

  • 7/30 - Our paper "Challenges and Strategies for Online Teaching in Information Technology and Other Computing Programs" is accepted for publication on ACM-SIGITE 2020 proceeding.

  • 7/25 - Our paper "Design of Efficient Broadcast Protocol for Pyramid Tree-based P2P Network Architecture" has been accepted by The 33rd International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE 2020).

  • 7/25 - Our paper "On Designing Secured Communication Protocols along with Anonymity for CRT based Structured P2P Network Architecture" has been accepted by The 33rd International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE 2020).

  • 7/15- Our journal paper " Generalization of RC-Based Low Diameter Hierarchical Structured P2P Network Architecture" is accepted for publication on ISCA Journal.

  • 6/10 - Our book chapter titled "Blockchain Technology and its Emerging Applications" in book titled "Blockchain Technology for Data Privacy Management" (Series: Advances in Intelligent Decision-Making, Systems Engineering, and Project Management, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.

  • 6/1- $9,000 was awarded by CASA college for our project on "Novel Design for Secure Blockchain as an Anti-Censorship Infrastructure"

  • 5/25 -$5,500 was awarded by Center For Teaching Excellence for developing a new online course titled "Introduction to Software Security".

  • 4/28- A journal paper titled "Security Consideration In Peer-to-Peer Networks with a Case Study Application" published on International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA) 12 (2).

  • 3/25- Our paper titled "A Study of the Landscape of Internet Censorship and Anti-Censorship in Middle East" is published in Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA 2020).

  • 3/25 - Our paper titled "Adversarial Machine Learning: Difficulties in Applying Machine Learning to Existing Cybersecurity Systems" is published in Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA 2020).

  • 1/25 - $5,500 was awarded by Center For Teaching Excellence for developing a new online course titles "Introduction to Machine Learning with Applications in Cybersecurity"