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Reza Tourani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

Courses Taught

CSCI 2100 Data Structures, CSCI 5550 Computer Networks, CSCI 1090 Introduction to Computer Science: Special Topics: Computer Security, CSCI 2100 Data Structures, CSCI 2100 Data Structures


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, New Mexico State University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, New Mexico State University
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Tehran

Reza Tourani received a B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Azad University of Tehran, in 2008. He worked in the telecommunication industry for four years in Iran. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from New Mexico State University, in 2012 and 2018, respectively. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Saint Louis University in 2018, where he is currently an assistant professor. His research interests include security and privacy, the Internet of Things, Information-Centric Networking, and communication.

Research Interests

  • Security and Privacy
  • Networking and Communication

Publications and Media Placements

  • Travis Mick, Reza Tourani, and Satyajayant Misra. “LASeR: Lightweight Authentication and Secured Routing for NDN IoT in Smart Cities”. In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal 5.2 (2018), pp. 755–764. doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2017.2725238. url
  • Reza Tourani, Satyajayant Misra, Travis Mick, and Gaurav Panwar. “Security, Privacy, and Access Control in Information-Centric Networking: A Survey”. In: IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 20.1 (2018), pp. 566–600. doi: 10.1109/COMST.2017.2749508. url
  • Reza Tourani, Ray Stubbs, and Satyajayant Misra. “TACTIC: Tag-Based Access ConTrol Framework for the Information-Centric Wireless Edge Networks”. In: 38th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2018, Vienna, Austria, July 2-6, 2018. 2018, pp. 456–466. doi: 10.1109/ICDCS.2018.00052. url
  • Gaurav Panwar, Reza Tourani, Travis Mick, Satyajayant Misra, and Abderrahmen Mtibaa. “On Implicit Denial of Service Attack in NDN and Potential Mitigations”. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2018, Kansas City, MO, USA, May 20-24, 2018. 2018, pp. 1–6. doi: 10.1109/ICCW.2018.8403579. url
  • Hong Huang, Yousef Jaradat, Satyajayant Misra, Amjad Abu-Baker, Rafael Asorey-Cacheda, Reza Tourani, Mohammad Masoud, and Ismael Jannoud. “Capacity of Large-Scale Wireless Networks Under Jamming: Modeling and Analyses”. In: IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology 66.9 (2017), pp. 8524–8534. doi: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2681656. url