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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Officially promoted to the Associate Professor rank
Published in the ACM Transactions on Security and Privacy on learning policies from black-box systems (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer)
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)
Published in the Computers and Security journal on expressiveness of negative authorization (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer and my colleague Paliath Narendran)
UAlbany’s junior faculty recognition as an NSF CAREER Award recipient
Program committee member of WPES 2022
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)
Honored to receive NSF CAREER Award! CAREER: Black-Box Learning of Web Application Authorization Policies
Program committee member of ACM CODASPY 2022, ACM SACMAT 2022
Program Co-Chair of IEEE CIC 2021 (with Surya Nepal and Barbara Carminati)
SUNY seed award for our project on privacy in educational systems (with my colleagues Shaghayegh Sahebi and Zheng Yan)
Best Paper Award of ACM SACMAT 2020 for our paper on active learning of relationship-based policies (with my PhD student Padmavathi Iyer)
Program committee member of ACM CODASPY 2021, ACM SACMAT 2021, SKM 2021
Program Co-Chair of IEEE TPS 2020 (with Ravi Sandhu and Barbara Carminati)

Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday 4:30pm–5:30pm (Zoom link: on course Blackboard, or request via email).