Short BioKambiz Ghazinour, photo by: Andrea Campbell

 

Hello! My name is Kambiz (pronounced come-bees)!I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University. I am directing the Advanced Information Security and Privacy (AISP) lab.

 

If you are interested in my research and want me to supervise you please read here.

 

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 until 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.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games with my friends and colleagues, playing the piano, playing tennis, squash and occasionally fencing.

  

Research Interest

 

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

- Data Privacy and Machine Learning Techniques, Bigdata Analysis and De-identification Techniques.

- Data Privacy and Security in Text Analysis.

- Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

- Privacy and Security Applications.

- Privacy in Social Networks and Social Media.

- Privacy in Health Sector and Electronic Health Information.

- Privacy Aware Database Management Systems.

- Privacy in Wearable Devices

 

Due to my years of research and contribution in data privacy, I have been appointed as the Privacy by Design Ambassador.

I always welcome new collaborations. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaboration and I will respond in a timely manner.

   

Teaching


Teaching experience:

 
  • Kent State University. Teaching graduate courses in Fall 2017:
    CS-63015-001: Data Mining Techniques
    CS-57206-002: Data Security And Privacy
    CS-49998-004: RESEARCH

  • Kent State University. Teaching graduate courses in Fall 2016:
    CS-63015-001: Data Mining Techniques
    CS-69995-002: Data Security And Privacy
    CS-49998-004: RESEARCH

  • Kent State University. Spring 2016:
    CS-49998-001: Undergrad RESEARCH
    CS-89098-008: Graduate RESEARCH        

  • Kent State University. Teaching graduate courses in Fall 2015:
    CS-69995-005: Data Mining And Machine Learning
    CS-69995-002: Data Security And Privacy
    CS-49998-004: RESEARCH

  • Kent State University. Teaching courses in Spring 2015:
    CS-13001- CS I PROGRAM/PROBLEM SOLVING
    CS-33007- INTRO TO DATABASE SYS DESIGN
    CS-33101- STRUCT-PROGRAM LANGUAGE
    CS-49998- RESEARCH

  • Teaching three courses in Bachelor of Information Technology. Fall 2014. Algonquin College / Carleton University. Courses include:
    NET3000 – Database Concepts and SQL
    NET1001 – Computer Basics Technology
    CST8288 – Object Oriented Programing with Design Patterns

  • Designed two courses, “Privacy in Data Management” and “Security for Software Engineers” for the SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary. 2011.

  • Designed a graduate course, “Privacy in Data Repositories” in the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Fall 2010.

  • Received the University Teaching Certificate, University of Calgary, 2009.

  • Received the Instructional Skill Certificate, January 2009.

  • Teaching introductory level courses at University level since 2006.

   

CV:

 

 

Download my CV from here.

Publication:

 

 
-New:       

·    K. Ghazinour, E. Shirima, V. R. Parne and A. Bhoomreddy. (2017). A Model to Protect Sharing Sensitive Information in Smart Watches. In the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN), Lund, Sweden, September 2017. 8 pages.

·   K. Ghazinour, J. Ponchak. (2017). Hidden Privacy Risks in Sharing Pictures on Social Media. In the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN), Lund, Sweden, September 2017. 6 pages.  

·   K. Ghazinour, J. Ajayakumar. (2017). Spatial Privacy Concerns with Social Media Check-ins. In the Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Emerging Information, Communication and Networks (EICN), Lund, Sweden, September 2017. 8 pages.  

For a list of most recent publications please visit here.

Presentations:

- A privacy-aware platform for Sharing Personal Information on Wearable Devices. In the Proceedings of 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


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


Prospective students please read:


If you are a student interested in my research and would like me to be your Master's or PhD supervisor, please read this carefully:

1- If you want me to review your application please send me an email with subject "Prospective Master/PhD student".

2- In that email you should attach the following: Your transcript (Only GPA above 3.2 is accepted) , your GRE and TOEFL/IELTS score. The TOEFL should be above 6 and our department expects GRE scores for Verbal plus Quantitative to be greater than 295.

YOU SHOULD ALSO ATTACH ONE PAGE RESEARCH STATEMENT! I need to know in one page: what is your plan, why you are interested in my research, what part of my research work is interesting for you, and what do you like to achieve in your graduate studies. Just saying your research and my interest match is not enough! :)

 

3- Obviously, if an email lacks any of the above document I would not be able to judge your application.

4- Due to a large volume of emails I get, I apologize that I will not be able to reply to your email. Only the emails that I consider will be replied. I hope you understand!

Thank you and have a great day!

Contact

Mailing address: 241 Mathematics and Computer Science Building, Kent, OH 44242
Office: MSB 260
Phone: 330-672-9061
Email: kghazino [at] kent [dot] edu

Twitter: @DrGhazinour