Amir Masoumzadeh's Photo I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at SUNY Albany, and co-director of the Albany Lab for Privacy & Security (ALPS).

My research interests revolve around information security, privacy, and trust in computing environments. Check out my research page or ALPS for more specific topics.

I received my PhD in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and my Master’s and Bachelor’s in Computer Science/Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and Ferdowsi University, respectively.

I am currently recruiting PhD students and BS students to join my group and engage in exciting projects such as Black-Box Learning of Web Application Authorization Policies.

Interested in security and privacy research? Take a look at the opportunities and open positions.

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News

09/22
Officially promoted to the Associate Professor rank
08/22
Published in the ACM Transactions on Security and Privacy on learning policies from black-box systems (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer)
05/22
Two accepted papers in ACM SACMAT 2022: a regular research paper on effective evaluation of policy mining (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer) and a Blue-Sky/Vision paper on physical access control (with my industry collaborators Hans van der Laan and Albert Dercksen)
05/22
Published in the Computers and Security journal on expressiveness of negative authorization (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer and my colleague Paliath Narendran)
04/22
UAlbany’s junior faculty recognition as an NSF CAREER Award recipient
–/22
Program committee member of WPES 2022
05/21
Accepted paper in ACM SACMAT 2021 on expressiveness of rule-based access control models (with my colleague Paliath Narendran and my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer)
03/21
Honored to receive NSF CAREER Award! CAREER: Black-Box Learning of Web Application Authorization Policies
–/21
Program committee member of ACM CODASPY 2022, ACM SACMAT 2022
12/20
Program Co-Chair of IEEE CIC 2021 (with Surya Nepal and Barbara Carminati)
11/20
SUNY seed award for our project on privacy in educational systems (with my colleagues Shaghayegh Sahebi and Zheng Yan)
06/20
Best Paper Award of ACM SACMAT 2020 for our paper on active learning of relationship-based policies (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer)
–/20
Program committee member of ACM CODASPY 2021, ACM SACMAT 2021, SKM 2021
12/19
Program Co-Chair of IEEE TPS 2020 (with Ravi Sandhu and Barbara Carminati)

Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday 4pm–5pm (Zoom link: on course Blackboard, or request via email).