PERSONAL WEBPAGE OF DR. LEILA RASHIDI

Postdoctoral Fellow and Team Lead at Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

Bio

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Prior to joining CIC, I was a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2019, and the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. I was a visiting researcher at University of Massachusetts Amherst and Imperial College London in 2017 and 2018, respectively. My research interests are performance evaluation, cyber security, software-defined and delay tolerant networks, and optimization.

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  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Received in 2019

    • Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 

    • Supervisor: Prof. Ali Movaghar

    • Co-advisor: Dr. Reza Entezari-Maleki

    • Thesis Title: "Analysis and Evaluation of Routing in Large Scale Delay Tolerant Networks"

  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Received in 2014

    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    • Supervisor: Dr. Mahdi Kargahi

    • Thesis Title: "Improvement of Thermal Analysis of Stochastic DVFS-Enabled Multicore Real-Time Systems Using Numerical Methods"

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ehsan Ataie, Reza Entezari-Maleki, Leila Rashidi, Kishor S. Trivedi, Danilo Ardagna, and Ali Movaghar, "Hierarchical Stochastic Models for Performance, Availability, and Power Consumption Analysis of IaaS Clouds," in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1039-1056, 2019.

  • Leila Rashidi, Reza Entezari-Maleki, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Pan Hui, Kishor S. Trivedi, and Ali Movaghar, "Performance Evaluation of Epidemic Content Retrieval in DTNs with Restricted Mobility," in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 701-714, 2019.

  • Leila Rashidi, Amir Dalili-Yazdi, Reza Entezari-Maleki, Leonel Sousa, and Ali Movaghar, "Scalable Performance Analysis of Epidemic Routing Considering Skewed Location Visiting Preferences," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (IEEE MASCOTS), Rennes, France, 22-25 October 2019.

  • Leila Rashidi, Daniel Kostecki, Alexander James, Anthony Peterson, Majid Ghaderi, Samuel Jero, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Hamed Okhravi, and Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, "More than a Fair Share: Network Data Remanence Attacks against Secret Sharing-based Schemes," in Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, USA, 21-24 February 2021.

  • Leila Rashidi, Amir Dalili-Yazdi, Reza Entezari-Maleki, Leonel Sousa, and Ali Movaghar, "Modeling Epidemic Routing: Capturing Frequently Visited Locations While Preserving Scalability," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 2713-2727, March 2021, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2021.3057541.

  • Leila Rashidi, Don Towsley, Arman Mohseni-Kabir, and Ali Movaghar, "On the Performance Analysis of Epidemic Routing in Non-Sparse Delay Tolerant Networks," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

  • Leila Rashidi, Sogand Sadrhaghigh, Majid Ghaderi, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, "Securing Communication Against Leaky Switches," in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communication and Network Security, Austin, TX, USA, 3-5 October 2022.​​

  • Leila Rashidi, Erol Gelenbe, Soroush Aalibagi, Mohammad Robat-Mili, Ata Khalili, Marzieh Malekimajd, and Amir Dalili-Yazdi, "Minimizing End-to-End Delay in Multipath Routing," in preparation.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada​

    • Supervisor: Prof. Ali Ghorbani

    • 2022 - Present

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Electronic Security and Privacy, Research and Innovation Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada​

    • Supervisor: Prof. Rei Safavi-Naini

    • Co-advisor: Prof. Majid Ghaderi

    • 2020 - 2021

  • Visiting Student, Intelligent Systems and Networks Research Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

    • Supervisor: Prof. Erol Gelenbe

    • Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019

  • Visiting Scholar, Advanced Computer Networking Research Group, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)    ​
    • Supervisor: Prof. Don Towsley

    • Sep. 2017 - March 2018

  • External Collaborator, System and Media Laboratory, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

    • Supervisor: Prof. Pan Hui​

    • 2016

  • Research Assistant, Performance and Dependability Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

    • Supervisor: Prof. Ali Movaghar

    • 2014-2019

  • Research Assistant, Dependable and Real-Time Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    • Supervisor: Dr. Mahdi Kargahi

    • 2013-2014

  • Research Assistant, Natural Languages and Text Processing Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    • Supervisor: Dr. Heshaam Faili

    • 2012

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching assistant in the following graduate courses at Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran:

    • Network Management, Spring 2017

    • Verification of Reactive Systems, Spring 2017 and 2019

    • Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems, Fall 2015

  • Teaching assistant in the following undergraduate courses:

    • Fundamentals of Programming, Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Spring 2017 and Fall 2018

    • Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Spring 2014

    • Operating Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Spring and Fall 2013

    • Introduction to Computer and Programming, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Spring 2012 and Fall 2013

  • Grading assistant in the following courses offered at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran:

    • Introduction to Computer and Programming, Fall 2011​

    • Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2012

ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • Technical Program Committee Member

    • The 11th International eConference of Computer and Knowledge Engineering (ICCKE), Mashhad, Iran, 2021

    • The 12th International eConference of Computer and Knowledge Engineering (ICCKE), Mashhad, Iran, 2022

  • Reviewer

    • International Symposium on Automation, Information and Computing, 2022
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2022
    • Future Generation Computer Systems, 2021
    • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2021
    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2021
    • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 2021
    • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2020
    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2020
    • IEEE Systems Journal, 2020
  • Sub-Reviewer​
    • The 23rd National CSI Computer Conference, Iran​, 2018
    • The 23rd Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computer Area, 2015

MENTORSHIP

  • I have been honored to mentor several M.Sc. graduate students in networking and cybersecurity research:

    • Amir Dalili-YazdiMSc Student in Information Technology,  Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

      • Topic: Performance Evaluation of Large-Scale Delay Tolerant Network

      • 2018-2020​

    • Seyed Mohammad Reza Hosseini, MSc Student in Information Technology,  Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

      • Topic: Evaluation and Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Neighbor Discovery in Bluetooth Low Energy Networks

      • 2018-2020

    • Mona Shahamat Naderi, MSc Student in Information Technology,  Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

      • Topic: A Probabilistic Method  to Enhance Privacy in Social-based Routing Schemes

      • 2018-2021​

    • Humaid Hussain, MSc Student in MACSec Program,  Canadian Institute for Cyber Security, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada

      • Topic: Comprehensive Study of Impact of IT on the Canadian Underground Markets

      • 2022

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TALKS

  • Cybersecurity Revolution (SECREV), May 2022

    • Topic:  How do Cybercriminals Fight in AI/ML Arms-Race?

    • As Representative of Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

  • CIC Weekly Presentations, May 2022

    • Topic: Securing Communication in Presence of Untrusted Network Switches

  • UCalgary Information Security Talks, December 2021​

    • Topic: Bandwidth-aware Multipath Secure Communication

  • MIT CSAIL Security Seminar (Invited Talk), May 2021 

    • Topic: Network Data Remanence Attacks: When the Secret Sharing-based Schemes Fail to Provide

  • UCalgary Information Security Talks, October 2020​

    • Topic: More than a Fair Share: Network Data Remanence Attacks against Secret Sharing-based Schemes​

  • The 27th IEEE MASCOTS, October 2019​

    • Topic: Scalable Performance Analysis of Epidemic Routing Considering Skewed Location Visiting Preferences​

SKILLS

  • Programming: C, C++, Java, PHP, C#, Python, SQL, pgSQL, Lisp, ML, and Antlr

    • Web: J2EE, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSP, JSTL, JAXB, and Hibernate

  • Network Emulator: Mininet

  • Network Simulators: ONE​​

  • Computing Environments: R and MATLAB

  • Model Checkers: Rebeca, NuSMV, and PRISM

  • Graphics: Windows Form Applications, OpenGL, Java Swing, and FLTK

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