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Shayan Taheri

  • Assistant Professor
    Electrical & Cyber Engineering

Professor Shayan (Sean) 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). His current research focus lies in the intersection of CybersecurityHardware Engineering, and Software Engineering with the aim of providing security, efficiency, and intelligence for computing systems. The research projects of interest include all directions of “Hardware Security” and “Security Aspects of Artificial Intelligence”, aiming to make the next generation of computing systems more trustworthy. A number of these directions are mentioned as: (1) System-on-Chip (SoC) Security and Trust; (2) Security of FPGA-Based Embedded Systems; (3) Positive and Negative Applications of Emerging Transistor and Memory Technologies in Hardware Security; (4) Biometrics and Security; (5) Verification of Intellectual Property (IP) Security and Trust; (6) Physical Inspection and Assurance of Electronics; (7) Internet-of-Things (IoT) Security; (8) Nano-Scale Security; (9) Positive and Negative Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Security and Anomaly Detection; (10) Secure and Trusted AI Systems; (11) Positive and Negative Applications of Certain Areas from the Industries of Tomorrow, Including Quantum Computing and Computer Vision in Secure and Efficient Circuit and System Design; (12) Security of Electronics and Non-Electronics Supply Chain; (13) Security of Cyber Physical Systems; (14) Post-Quantum and Applied Cryptography and Privacy; (15) Security of Cloud and Distributed Systems; (16) Internet and Mobile Security; (17) Systems and Storage Security; and (18) Usable Security. Please refer to his website (i.e., “”) for more information about his Research and Teaching Activities as well as Academic ServicesDr. 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 Educational Activities Coordinator (EAC) of the 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), a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE – Erie PA Section, a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE PAINE, and the Faculty Advisor of the GU - IEEE Student Branch.

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Phone: 814-871-5331
Office: Z 304

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