Shiva Azadegan


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Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 1991
M.S., Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computer Security


Dr. Azadegan is a Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences department and is currently the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Computer Science at Towson University.   She has served in a number of administrative capacities at TU since joining the faculty in 1992.  She has also taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses and served as PI and Co-PI on several funded grants. 

Selected Publications

Liu, S. Brookes, S. Azadegan. 2013. “Limitation of Current Android Analysis Tools”. Proceedings of the 17thColloquium for Information Systems Security Education, Mobile, Alabama.

Sistani, H. Liu, S. Azadegan, W.Yu, E. Eslamlouyan. 2012. “Secure USB Connection for Android Smartphones,” Proceedings of 25th International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Azadegan, H. Liu, M. Sistani, W.Yu, S. Acharya. 2011. “Novel Anti-forensics approaches for smart phones”, 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Digital Forensics – Education, Research, and Practice Track.

Liu , S. Azadegan, W. Yu, S. Acharya, M. Sistani,  “Are we relying too much on forensics tools?” 9th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Application, Baltimore, MD. Selected to be published in Springer’s Studies on Computational Intelligence.

Kazemi, N., Azadegan, S., IPsecLite:  A Tool for Teaching Security concepts.  Proceedings of the 41st ACM SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, Milwaukee, WI, 2010.

Taylor B., Azadegan S., “Moving Beyond Security Tracks: Integrating Security in CS0 and CS1”, Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education,  Portland, OR, 2008.

Azadegan S., M. O’Leary, A. Wijesinha and M. Zimand, “Undergraduate Computer Security Education: A Report on our Experiences & Learning,” Proceddings of Seventh Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS 7), 4-6 January 2006, Monterey, California.

McKenna V., Azadegan S., “Use of Honeynets in Computer Security Education,” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2005), 14-16 July 2005 in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Arthur J., Azadegan S., “Spring Framework for rapid open source J2EE Web Application Development: A case study,” Proceedings of 6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing, May 2005, Towson, MD.

Azadegan S., M. Lavine, M. O’Leary, M. Zimand, A. Wijesinha, "An Undergraduate Track in Computer Security,” Proceedings of ACM ITICSE 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece, July, 2003.

Aron, M. O’Leary, R. Gove, S. Azadegan, C. Schneider, "The benefits of a Notification Process in Addressing the Worsening Computer Virus Problem: Results of a Survey and a Simulation Model,”  Journal of Computers & Security, Vol. 21, No. 22, 2002.

Funded Grants

PI, “Scholarship for Service at Towson University", National Science Foundation, Oct. 2012- Aug. 2017, $2,090,834. 

Co-PI, “Revitalizing the Computer Science Undergraduate Curriculum Inside and Outside of the Classroom,” National Science Foundation, Sept. 2012- Aug. 2011, $199,971.

PI, Scholarship Program, Department of Defense, Information Assurance, Oct 2012-Aug 2013, $51,456.

Co-PI, “Building Security In: Injecting Security throughout the Undergraduate Computing Curriculum”, Sept. 2008- Aug. 2012, $399,511.

Co-PI, “Maryland Alliance in Information Security Assurance,” National Science Foundation, July 2004- Aug 2006, SFS-Program, $584,248. ,    

PI, “An Undergraduate Computer Security Track,”, National Science Foundation, Sept 2001-Aug 2003, $160,068.

Co-PI, “A Mathematics Course in Scientific Simulation,” National Science Foundation, April 2000-October 2002, $68,982.  

Co-PI, “A Parallel & Distributed Processing Laboratory,” National Science Foundation, March 1996, $14,356.