Dr. Farshad Bahari is a lecturer for Professional Masters of Engineering Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, Sharif University of Technology, and KNT University, respectively.
Prior to starting his Ph.D. program, his main focus of research and industry experience was on wireless communication systems and localization application using antenna array and beamforming. During his Ph.D. studies and since then, he has worked extensively on network security of wireless systems including wireless sensor networks and Ad Hoc networks. Dr. Bahari’s main research interests include intrusion detection, penetration analysis, defense mechanisms and mitigation strategies against insider attackers in wireless networks such as mesh networks, sensor networks, and Ad Hoc networks. He also works on wireless communications in embedded systems, localization and tracking in RFID system, distributed control system and automation, distributed wireless data acquisition and remote sensing.
Dr. Bahari is the recipient of the distinguished graduate teaching assistant award, a campus-wide award for teaching by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of Maryland in 2004. He has published several papers and technical reports in his research areas and served as reviewer for several international conferences, symposia and journals such as IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, IEEE JSAC, ACM Trans. on Information System Security, USENIX Security Symposium.