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Atefeh Mashatan

Dr. Atefeh Mashatan

Director of The Cybersecurity Research Lab | Assistant Professor

Department: Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management

Education: BMath, MMath, PhD; CISSP, SOA Certified

Office: TRS 2-038

Phone: 416-979-5000 x 3632

amashatan@ryerson.ca

Dr. Mashatan is an Assistant Professor at Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. Her  research is focused on the development of novel cybersecurity designs based on emerging technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing. She investigates challenges and opportunities brought forward by these new technologies and how they change the threat landscape of cybersecurity. Collaborating with industry partners, Dr. Mashatan studies industry relevant research problems and proposes solutions that can be developed as part of the industry-academic collaborations.

Dr. Mashatan is also a member of the Computational Methods in Industrial Mathematics at the Fields Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Modelling (Fields-CQAM) of Fields Institute, external link.

Dr. Mahdi R. Alaghband
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Secure Communication Engineering at IAU University, Science and Research branch (2013).

Current Research:

  • Blockchain-based Authentication and Key management protocols for IoT

Researchgate, external link

m.alaghband@ryerson.ca 

 

Dr. Milad Dehghani
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Technology Management and Industrial Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome (2017)

Current Research:

  • Blockchain patenting and technology roadmap
  • Toward a framework for adoption of blockchain technology
  • Examining the desired enhancement of security and privacy of bitcoin
  • Mixed-Reality in service retailing
  • Post-adoption of VR devices

milad.dehghani@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Ahmed Farouk
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Degrees:

  • PhD in Computer Science at Mansoura University (2015).
  • Masters of Science (M.Sc.) at Mansoura University (2009).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology at Mansoura University (2007).
  • Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science at Mansoura University (2006).

Current Research:

  • Integrate the quantum cryptographic protocols within the current classical blockchain, therefore it will resist against the quantum computer in future. This can be achieved by adds a quantum layer to the standard blockchain protocol
  • Apply the hybrid approach in many real applications and especially medical and energy fields.
  • Build the entire blockchain to be quantum
  • Cryptanalysis of current quantum protocols.
  • Demonstration of Quantum Cryptographic and Communication Protocols on IBM Quantum computer.

ahmed.farouk@ryerson.ca

 

Marcus Edwards
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Science in Physics - Quantum Information Science at University of Waterloo (2018 - Present).
  • Honours Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Physics – Computing and Computer Electronics at Wilfrid Laurier University (2018).

Current Research:

  • Quantum blockchain technology framework

msedwards@uwaterloo.ca

 

Brian Goncalves
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Honours Bachelor of Science (M.Sc.) at McMaster University (2016).
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (MSc) - McMaster University (2018)

Current Research:

  • Agile Cryptography for IoT devices
  • Provably secure quantum-resistant Public Key Cryptography
  • Blockchain security

bgoncalves@ryerson.ca

 

Ryan Kennedy
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Management (MScM) at Ryerson University (2018-Present)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Degree in Business Technology Management (BTM) at Ryerson University (2017)

Current Research:

  • Blockchain technology adoption
  • Blockchain patent trends
  • Strategic implications of quantum computing for enterprises

ryan.kennedy@ryerson.ca

Marcin Opalski
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Visiting Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Science (M.Sc.) of Economy – Quantitative Methods in Economics and Informational Systems at the Warsaw School of Economics (2019).
  • Bachelor of Economy (BEc) - Quantitative Methods in Economics and Informational Systems at the Warsaw School of Economics (2016).

Current Research:

  • Multi-agent simulations of intelligent transportation systems

Opalskimarcin@gmail.com 

Jacek Filipowski
Jacek Filipowski

Visiting Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Science (M.Sc.) of Economy – Quantitative Methods in Economics and Informational Systems (2019).
  • Masters of Science (MSc) of Power Engineering – Informational Systems in Power Engineering (2013)

Current Research:

  • Multi-agent simulations of urban traffic

jfilipowski1989@gmail.com

 

Reaz Huq
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Science (M.Sc.) at Ryerson University (2019- Present).
  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) at Ryerson University (2019).
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A) at University of Toronto (2015).

Current Research:

  • Analyzing research and media trends in cybersecurity

reaz.huq@ryerson.ca

Lukasz Krainski
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Visiting Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • PhD Data Analysis at the Warsaw School of Economics (October 2018 - Present)
  • Masters of Science(M.Sc.) Data Analysis - Big Data at the Warsaw School of Economics (2018)

Current Research:

  • Multi-agent simulations
  • Data analysis

lukasz.krainski123@gmail.com

Dr. Bouchaib Bahli

Professor

Department: Information Technology Management

Phone: 416-979-5000 x 2445

Expertise: IT Risk Management

bahli@ryerson.ca

Dr. Shohini Ghose
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Professor

Department: Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Expertise: Quantum computing, Quantum communication, Classical and quantum chaos, Equity, diversity and inclusion in science

sghose@wlu.ca

Dr. Pawel Pralat

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7421

Expertise: Agent modelling and Searching Network

pralat@ryerson.ca

Dr. Ozgur Turetken

Professor

Department: Information Technology Management (ITM)

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext: 5297

Expertise: Organizational Adoption of Cybersecurity

turetken@ryerson.ca

Dr. Bilal Farooq

Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor

Department: Civil Engineering

Phone: 416-979-5000 X6456

Expertise: Information Security in Smart Cities

bilal.farooq@ryerson.ca

Dr. Bogumił Kamiński
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Associate Professor

Department: Decision Analysis and Support Unit, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Phone: +48 22 564 60 00

Expertise: Data Science

bkamins@sgh.waw.pl


Adjunct Professor

Department: Data Science Laboratory

Phone: 416-979-5000 x 7421

Expertise: Data Science

bkamins@ryerson.ca

Dr. Farid Shirazi

Associate Professor

Department: Information Technology Management (ITM)

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext: 7938

Expertise: Enterprise Security Architecture

f2shiraz@ryerson.ca

Dr. Morteza Zihayat

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Technology Management (ITM)

Phone: 416-979-5000 x 3765

Expertise: Machine Learning and Cybersecurity

mzihayat@ryerson.ca

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd

Canada Research Chair | Associate Professor

Department: Information Technology Management

Phone: 416-979-5000 x 7937

Expertise: Social Media, Privacy, Big Data, and Social Network Analysis

gruzd@ryerson.ca

Dr. Avner Levin

Professor

Department: Law & Business

Phone: 416-979-5000 x 7690

Expertise: Legal regulation and protection of privacy

avner.levin@ryerson.ca

Dr. Przemysław Szufel

Assistant Professor

Department: Decision Analysis and Support Unit, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Expertise: Numeric computing in Julia and Hypergraphs, Gospatial Multi-Agent Simulation of Smart Cities, Cloud Computing, Agent-Based Simulation and Modelling, Big Data & High Performance Computing, Operations Research and Optimization

Dawson Brown
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) at Ryerson University (2016 - Present)

Current Research: 

  • Post-quantum signature schemes
  • Blockchain technology

Research Interests:

  • Cryptography, Blockchain, Network Security

dawson.brown@ryerson.ca

 

Volodymyr Tanczak
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Degree in Business Technology Management (BTM) at Ryerson (2016-Present)

Current Research:

  • Blockchain Technology Adoption

Research Interests:

  • Blockchain

vtanczak@ryerson.ca

Matthew Bush
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Degree in Business Technology Management (BTM) at Ryerson (2016-Present)

Current Research:

  • Blockchain technology adoption

Research Interests:

  • Internet of Things (IoT), Cryptography, Information Security, Blockchain

matthew.bush@ryerson.ca

Annegret Henninger
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Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Degree in Business Technology Management (BTM) at Ryerson (2016-Present)

Current Research:

  • Perceptions of information privacy based on brands

Research Interests:

  • Information security, adoption and implementation of emerging technology such as blockchain technology.

annegret.henninger@ryerson.ca

Robert Fullerton
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Previous Title at CRL: Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Management of Technology and Innovation at Ryerson University (2017)

Major Research Paper (MRP):

  • Strategic Implications for Organizations Transitioning to Quantum-Resistant Security
Timothy Foo
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Degrees:

  • PhD (2011)

Current Research:

 

Research Interests:

 

Kyrylo Petrenko
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Previous Title at CRL: Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Management of Technology and Innovation at Ryerson University (2017)

Major Research Paper (MRP):

  • Assessing the Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Agility of Routing and Switching IT Network Infrastructure in a Large-Size Financial Organization
Zachary Roberts
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Previous Title at CRL: Research Assistant

Degrees:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Management of Technology and Innovation at Ryerson University (2018)
  • Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies(BMOS) - Specialization in Finance and Administration at University of Western Ontario (2010)

Major Research Paper (MRP):

  • A Unified Real Estate Transaction Platform Built Using Blockchain Technology

zwroberts@gmail.com