Professor Paria Shirani
Professor Paria Shirani
Assistant Professor

STEM 560


Paria Shirani is an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Ottawa. Prior to her appointment at the University of Ottawa, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). Paria joined Toronto Metropolitan University from an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship position at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA. During her PhD, she was awarded the FRQNT Doctoral Scholarship. Paria received her Ph.D. degree in information systems engineering from Concordia University.

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My research focuses on several fields of cybersecurity, such as code fingerprinting and malware analysis, IoT security, vulnerability research, and threat intelligence generation and applied AI/ML to cybersecurity.

I am committed to providing a training and research environment built on the fundamental values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). I have multiple funded positions at the Undergrad, Masters, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral levels. I am looking for motivated candidates with strong academic background and technical skills in cybersecurity and/or machine learning. To apply, please email me your CV and your transcripts. You will only hear from me, if I am interested in your application.  Please consult Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Admission Regulation for more information.

Research interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Binary code fingerprinting
  • Internet of Things security
  • Malware analysis
  • Threat intelligence generation
  • Vulnerability research
  • Machine learning and neural networks