Shayan (Sean) Taheri, Ph.D. - U.S. Permanent Resident
The Department of Electrical and Cyber Engineering (ECE)
The Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)
The Gannon University (GU)
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Professor Shayan Taheri is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Cyber Engineering (ECE) and the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK) at the Gannon University (GU). Before joining the GU and contributing to its Christian Academic Education as well as its "STEM in Christian World" goals, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS Research) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) under the supervision of Professor Mark M. Tehranipoor and Professor Navid Asadi. His current research focus lies in the intersection of Cybersecurity, Hardware Engineering, and Software Engineering with the aim of providing Security, Efficiency, and Intelligence for Computing Systems. He has acquired his Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) under the supervision of Professor Jiann-Shiun (Peter) Yuan and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the Utah State University (USU) under the supervision of Professor Ryan M. Gerdes. Dr. Shayan (Sean) Taheri is a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States of America due to having advanced degrees and exceptional abilities. He is the Chairperson of the Educational Activities Committee (EAC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Region 2 (which includes the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia along with the city of Washington, District of Columbia), the Faculty Advisor of the GU - IEEE Student Branch, a Professional Member of the IEEE, a Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Professional Member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (ΗΚΝ) International Honor Society, and a member of: (1) the Executive Committee of the IEEE – Erie, Pennsylvania (PA) Section; (2) the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE); (3) IEEE Women in Engineering; (4) the IEEE Young Professionals; (5) the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society; (6) the IEEE Computer Society; (7) the IEEE Industry Applications Society; (8) the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society; (9) the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society; (10) the IEEE Consultants Network; (11) the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT); (12) the IEEE Standards Association Individual; (13) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Security and Privacy; (14) the IEEE Education Society; (15) the IEEE Biometrics Council; (16) the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation; (17) the IEEE Council on Superconductivity; (18) the IEEE Nanotechnology Council; (19) the IEEE Sensors Council; (20) the IEEE Systems Council; (21) the IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Cyber Security; (22) the IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Education; (23) the IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Multicore; (24) the IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Operating Systems; (25) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Microprocessors and Microcomputers; (26) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Computer Architecture; (27) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture; (28) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI); (29) the IEEE Digital Privacy Community, (30) the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; (31) the IEEE Reliability Society; (32) the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; (33) the IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Community; (34) the ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W); (35) the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH); (36) the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA); (37) the ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture (SIGMICRO); (38) the ACM Emerging Interest Group (EIG) on Reproducibility and Replicability (REP); (39) the IEEE Computer Society Special Tech Community on Reliable, Safe, Secure and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems; (40) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Parallel Processing; (41) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Software Engineering; (42) the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Systems Engineering; (43) the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); and (44) the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
As an individual who is interested in continuous professional development, he has been doing research and teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) since 2009 over the course his Postdoctoral Fellow, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs. He consider himself as an extremely hard-working Hardware Engineer and Cybersecurity Researcher with an array of credentials to support this statement. For complementing his diverse skill set, he has developed an excellent understanding of a wide range of high-level programming languages and Hardware Description Languages - HDLs (such as C++, MATLAB, and Python along with Verilog HDL and VHDL) and technical tools (for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit - ASIC and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Design from Synopsys, Cadence, and Xilinx vendors). This skill set has been demonstrated throughout his published research works, course projects, and teaching experiences. During his education, he has strengthened his supplementary proficiency as well such as problem solving, time management, team-oriented, engineering ethics, collaborative and tenacious attitudes, and being able to work in a high-pressure and challenging environment. This has resulted him in achieving professional competency in the major operational and technical areas toward becoming a knowledgeable researcher.