Reza Tourani

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor with the Computer Science Department at Saint Louis University starting Fall 2018. I received my Ph.D. degree from New Mexico State University in 2018, working in the NSOL lab with Dr. Satyajayant Misra.

The main focus of my research is designing secure communication protocols for resource-constrained devices, secure and trustworthy edge computing, access control in Information-Centric Networking (ICN), and Cyber-Physical System architectures (Smart Grid and IoT).
Research Interests

  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Private and Anonymous Communication
Recent News

  • Congratulations to Anh and Sean for receiving a research grant from SLU to study the privacy aspects of distributed learning.
  • Our team just received a research grant from Intel Labs to study the security aspects of pervasive edge computing ecosystem.
  • Our paper titled "PERSIA: a PuzzlE-based InteReSt FloodIng Attack Countermeasure" has been accepted to ACM ICN 2020.
  • Our paper titled "Secure Communications in Unmanned Aerial System Swarms" has been accepted to the AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM.
  • Our team received a research grant from Saint Louis University to desgin a privacy-aware contact tracing application in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our paper titled "iCASM: An Information-Centric Network Architecture for Wide Area Measurement Systems" has been accepted to the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
  • Please consider contributing to the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Security Threats, Trust, and Privacy Management in Software-defined and Virtualized Infrastructure (SecSoft).
  • Our paper titled "Towards Security-as-a-Service in Multi-Access Edge" has been accepted to the The Fourth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing.
  • I have been invited to NIST for a talk on Smart grid in NDN Community Meeting.
  • Please consider contributing to ACM CoNEXT Workshop on Emerging in-Network Computing Paradigms.
  • Please consider attending IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 Workshop on Information-Centric Edge Computing.
  • Our paper titled "NDN-ABS: Attribute-Based Signature Scheme for Named Data Networking" has been accepted to ACM ICN 2019.
  • Our paper titled "Distributed Data-Gathering and -Processing in Smart Cities: An Information-Centric Approach" has been accepted to the International Workshop on Very Large Internet of Things 2019.
  • Open Position

    I am actively looking for motivated students interested in research areas including cybersecurity, Internet of Things, networked systems, and privacy and anonymity. Please send me an email with your resume and transcripts if you are interested.