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I am an Intel Innovator and senior researcher working in the SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group under the supervision of Professor Mauro Conti at the University of Padua, since January 2018. Before joining the University of Padua, I was a senior researcher participated in European Horizon2020 SUPERFLUIDITY project working with the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) partner under the supervision of Professors Nicola Blefari-Melazzi and Luca Chiaraviglio at Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy for 14 months. I have completed my Ph.D. in ICT under the supervision of Professor Enzo Baccarelli at the Sapienza University of Rome as the third rank university in QS Ranking in Italy and top 100 in the world in Computer and Information Technology with an Excellent degree in May 2016.

I already contributed to some projects in EU H2020 and co-financed by the Italian Public Education Ministry (i.e., Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research or MIUR):

H2020 European Project

  • SUPERFLUIDITY: It provides a converged cloud-based 5G concept that will enable innovative use cases in the mobile edge, empower new business models, and reduce investment and operational costs. It is coordinated by CNIT (2015-2018).

MIUR projects

Also, I worked as researcher in scheduling/resource allocation in grid/cloud computing under supervision of Professors Rajkumar Buyya, Jemal Abawajy, Ajith Abraham and Mukesh Singhal since 2011.

My research and technology interests include Network Security, Optimization Cloud-based datacenters, Scheduling in 5G Clouds/edges/Fogs, Resource Management in Vehicular Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks.

You can find my academic and industerial projects in: Projects

You can find my research activities in: Research

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University of Padua - Department of Mathematics, Via Trieste, 63, 35131, Padua, Italy.

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Mohammad Shojafar