Dr. Reza Parizi


“What does this have to do with real life?” This is simply my research and teaching philosophy. More than a decade of reading and reflection has convinced me that it would be a waste of time and resources if we fail to address the above question as a scholar/educator. 

A brief bio...

Dr. Parizi is a tenured Associate Professor and the Director of the Decentralized Science Lab (dSL) at KSU. He is a consummate technologist and cybersecurity and blockchain researcher with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is a member of Georgia FinTech Academy, SunTrust Fellow, and Global Digital Economy Leadership Council (GDELC), as well as Senior IEEE, IEEE Blockchain Community, and ACM. Prior to joining KSU, he was with the New York Institute of Technology. He has applied his insights and expertise to a host of innovative and technology-driven projects across start-ups in Web3, IoT security, software, and education industries. He received a Ph.D. in Software Engineering in 2012 and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering and Computer Science respectively in 2008 and 2005.
He has more than 12 years of working experience in industrial software development and project managing. He is currently serving on the advisory board of FinTech4Good. His interests are R&D in AI-assisted Cybersecuirty, Federated learning, Blockchain, Smart contract programming, emerging issues in software engineering, IoT, and the practice of secure software-run world applications. He has published several research papers in top reputable scientific journals (such as, IEEE Internet of Things JournalIEEE Transactions on Services ComputingComputers & Security, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Future Generation Computer SystemsNeural Computing and Applications, Information and Software Technology, Journal of Systems and Software, to just name a few) and international conferences and also has two copyrights to his credit.

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