M. Hossain Heydari, Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Science
Director, Graduate Information Security Program
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, 1993
M.S. Computer Science, Jackson State University, 1979
B.S. Applied Mathematics with a minor in Management, Karaj School of Mathematics & Economic Management, 1976
Professor: Department of Computer Science, James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA (tenure and promotion 2001), 1997-Present.
Director: Master of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Information Security, Department of Computer Science, JMU, 2000-Present.
This program is nationally known and respected and is 100% Internet-based. Responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development, course scheduling, budgetary issues, staffing, and student recruiting.
Associate Professor: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI (promotion 1996), 1993-1997.
Assistant Professor: Department of Computer Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. This is a Historically Black University, 1984-1986.
Instructor: Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta-Benna, MS. This is a Historically Black University, 1979-1980.
Visiting Staff Scientist: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, Summers 1985 & 1986.
Industrial Experience: Scientific Machines Corporation, Dallas, TX, 1980-1984.
Research Assistant: Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 1988 –1993.
Publication Chair, Proceedings of New Security Paradigm Workshop, 2007-2009.
Proceedings Editor: New Security Paradigm Workshop, 2007-2009.
Referee: Refereed papers for several journals and proceedings.
Funded Grants: Principal Investigator (PI) for over $1 million NSF, DoD, and other agencies’ grants. Also Co-PI for over $2.3 Million Scholarship for Service grant, funded by NSF. Please see the detailed list at the end of the vita.
Co-advisor, Cyber Defense Club since 2005- Present.
Bootcamp Organizer (outreach): M. Hossain Heydari, Brett Tjaden, and Steve Wang, developed several lectures and hands-on exercises for 5 different week-long Cyber Defense Bootcamp for High School Technology Teachers, supported by NSF and NSA and Virginia CIT, summers 2013, 15, and 16.
Cyber Defense Competition Organizer: Brett Tjaden and M. Hossain Heydari, organized a Cyber Defense Competition for High School Students.