About Me (Bio)

Reza Samavi is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly, Ryerson University) and a faculty affiliate with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Reza received his PhD from University of Toronto and his research interests include Data Security & Privacy, Safety & Security of Machine Learning Algorithms, and Trustworthy AI. For his research on AI and Security, Reza has received several research grants from NSERC, SOSCIP, MITACS, HHS, IDEaS. For his research on information privacy he has received the Privacy Technologies Research Award from IBM and the Privacy By Design Research Award from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

For Prospective Students:

I seek to recruit highly qualified individuals pursuing a graduate degree and postdoc. Please check my research interests prior to sending an email. Your email should include (as attachments and not URLs), your CV, transcripts (both undergrad and graduate), and a research statement describing a research topic and how the topic is related to my research interests. Due to the volume of emails only potential candidates will be contacted.

If you are currently an MEng student and interested in Security and Machine Learning, I might be able to help you explore topics and projects that would suit your background and supervise your project.