Dr. Reza Parizi


“What does this have to do with real life?” This is simply my research and teaching philosophy. Over 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 scholars/educators. 

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 blockchain technologist and cybersecurity researcher with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He is SunTrust Fellow and Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow and a Senior IEEE, IEEE Blockchain Community, and ACM member. Before joining KSU, he was with the New York Institute of Technology. He has applied his insights and expertise to various innovative and technology-driven projects across start-ups in Web3, Security, Reward and Gamification 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 15 years of experience in solution architecture and software project management. He is currently serving on the advisory board of various start-up companies in blockchain and cryptocurrency. His interests and expertise are Web3 and Blockchains, AI-assisted solutions for Cybersecurity, Privacy-preserving Federated learning and Smart contracts. He has published more than a hundred 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 Systems, 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.

*** I have been recognized as 1 of 3 "Professors To Know In Software Engineering Programs" in the USA - check it out