Amir Akhavan Masoumi

Amir Akhavan Masoumi

Assistant Teaching Professor

Computer & Information Science

Curriculum Vitae



Dion 324D


2015Computer Sciences, University of Science MalaysiaPhD
2009Computer Sciences, University of Science MalaysiaMSc
2004Civil Engineering, Urmia Azad UniversityBSc


  • CIS 568/DSC 530: Data Visualization
  • EGR 111: Intro Engineering & Computing




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Introduction of Design and Organization of Computing Systems. This course introduces fundamental concepts of computing systems, such as circuit design, boolean equations, binary arithmetic and data representation, the operation of memory, as well as design of a processor. This course also covers the use of VHDL in designing circuits. The course has design, implementation, and analytical components.
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Research activities

  • Modeling the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
  • Climate Change and Extreme Events Patterns
  • Cryptanalysis of Chaos-Baded Cryptography Systems
  • Adverse Events Analytics using Clinical Data


Research interests

  • Complex Systems
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cryptography
  • Chaos Theory
  • Data Science

Select publications

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  • Joseph Norman, Amir Akhavan, Chen Shen, David Aron, Luci Leykum, Yaneer Bar-Yam (2020).
    Toward Prevention of Adverse Events Using Anticipatory Analytics
    Progress in Preventive Medicine, 5, e0029.
  • Azam Majooni, Mona Masood, Amir Akhavan (2018).
    An eye-tracking study on the effect of infographic structures on viewer’s comprehension and cognitive load
    Information Visualization, 17, 257-266.
  • Amir Akhavan, Azman Samsudin, Afshin Akhshani (2017).
    Cryptanalysis of an image encryption algorithm based on DNA encoding
    Optics & Laser Technology, 95, 94-99.

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