RIP Baba …

He obtained his BSc degree in Educational Sciences from Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran) in 1979. Initially he taught at primary and secondary schools in his hometown, Tafresh, for many years. Thereafter, he volunteered to defend his country during the Iran-Iraq war and spent more than 40 months in the frontline. He later managed a Teacher Training centre in Yasuj (Iran) for two years followed by performing at a senior position as the Director-general of Ministry of Education of Markazi Province (Iran) and remained there for 4 years. He progressed onto his next accomplishment as the Director-general of Ministry of Education of Bushehr Province (Iran) for a further of 5 years. These years are still regarded by many as the golden period seen in terms of the development of educational infrastructure in such deprived areas all thanks to him. Later, he received his MSc and PhD degrees in Educational Administration from the Islamic Azad University – Science and Research Branch. Afterwards, he progressed forward from a lecturer to senior lecturer and associate professor of Educational Administration while he was the editor in chief for Journal of Educational Administration Research Quartey since 2008. He was the head of Rudehen Azad University for 5 years during this time too.

Last month, I lost my beloved father, Dr. Gholam Hussein Heydari Tafreshi. May Allah rest his soul in peace. To me, he was far beyond this professional biography. To me, he was the purest and kindest soul I have ever witnessed. Last month, I buried a mountain, RIP Baba.

پ ن: بر سنگ مزار پدرم، استاد دکتر حاج غلامحسین حیدری تفرشی، به درستی نوشته شد: در اینجا رادمردی خفته، که قوت را برای قنوت می خواست و ملک را برای ملکوت …

رتبه بندی دانشگاههای خارج از کشور

در آخرین سطح بندی دانشگاههای انگلستان از طرف اداره کل دانش آموختگان وزارت علوم، مدرک دانشجویان ایرانی که بعد از سپتامبر 2020 در دانشگاههای ساری، بورنموث، برونل به تحصیل می پردازند در سطح دانشگاهی ممتاز طبقه بندی و چنانچه در دانشگاه استفردشایر پذیرفته شوند، در رده دانشگاه خوب قرار می گیرند

A new journal paper!

Happy to announce that our new journal paper on IoT Security was just published in Elsevier, see below for more info:

Authors: Mohammad Heydari, Alexios Mylonas, Vahid Heydari Fami Tafreshi, Elhadj Benkhelifa, Surjit Singh,
Title: Known unknowns: Indeterminacy in authentication in IoT,
Journal: Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 111, 2020, Pages 278-287, ISSN 0167-739X,
Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT), comprising a plethora of heterogeneous devices, is an enabling technology that can improve the quality of our daily lives, for instance by measuring parameters from the environment (e.g., humidity, temperature, weather, energy consumption, traffic, and others) or our bodies (e.g., health data). However, as with any technology, IoT has introduced a number of security and privacy challenges. Indeed, IoT devices create, process, transfer and store data, which are often sensitive, and which must be protected from unauthorized access. Similarly, the infrastructure that links with IoT, as well as the IoT devices themselves, is an asset that needs to be protected. The focus of this work is examining authentication in IoT. In particular, in this work we conducted a state-of-the-art review of the access control models that have been proposed, including both traditional access control models and emerging models that have recently been proposed and are tailored for IoT. We identified that the existing models cannot cope with indeterminacy, an inherent characteristic of IoT, which hinders authentication decisions. In this context, we studied the two known components of indeterminacy, i.e., uncertainty and ambiguity, and proposed a new model that handles indeterminacy in authentication in IoT environments.
Keywords: Internet of Things; Authentication; Uncertainty; Ambiguity; Access control