Mehdi Bahrami is a Member of the Research Staff at Fujitsu Research of America Inc. He is currently focusing on machine learning methods, natural language processing for Hyperconnected Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Hyperconnected Application Programming Interface (API). Mehdi was working in the Cloud Lab at the University of California, Merced. He did his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on a dynamic cloud and data privacy preservation under supervision of Professor Mukesh Singhal. He has more than 10 years of software industry experience in the field of computer science.

He has published several technical papers in the areas of cloud computing and data privacy. He is an editor, reviewer for several international computer science journals, including Springer journals. He also served as a technical program committee member for several international IEEE computer science conferences. He served as a featured speaker in several international conferences. He has extensive experience with software engineering and developing distributed software applications in diverse platforms. He is a recipient of the Best Demo Award at 2016 ACM ICN, 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award from Margo F. Souza Leadership Center, 2015 Margo Souza Entrepreneur in Training Award, an Achievement award from 2015 IEEE MobileCloud, and several fellowship awards during his Ph.D. study at UC Merced. He served as a Cloud Computing panelist at U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - SBIR, 2016.

Mehdi Bahrami

Mehdi Bahrami

Honors and Awards*


  • The Best Demo Award, ACM ICN 2016, Japan, Sep 2016.
  • Travel Grant Award to attend ACM ICN 2016 in Japan, Supported by ACM SIGCOMM, Sep 2016.
  • 2016 Fletcher Jones Fellowship Award, University of California, Merced, May 2016.
  • Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF), University of California, Merced, March 2016.
  • Margo Souza Entrepreneur in Training Award with a Fellowship Award, Sep 2015.
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, By Jim Costa, Member of Congress, May 2015.
  • Certificate of Recognition in Honor of Distinguished Leader Award, by California Legislature, May 2015.
  • Certificate of Recognition as the "Distinguished Leader Award", by Senator Anthony Cannella, 12th Senate District, May 2015.
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Margo F. Souza Leadership Center, UC Merced, May 30, 2015.
  • EECS Bobcat Fellowship Award, UC Merced, 2015.
  • SoE Dean's Travel Fellowship Award, UC Merced, 2015.
  • HOTI Travel Grant Award, 22nd IEEE Hot Interconnect, Mountain View, CA, August 26-28, 2014.
  • Achievement Award in Recognition of Contributions to the Field of Cloud Computing, The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 22, 2014.
  • Bobcat Fellowship Award, University of California, Merced, Spring 2014.
  • IEEE Senior Membership Award, Only less than 8% of 419,900+ IEEE members have achieved this level in around the world, Oct 2013.

Publications


  1. 1. Mehdi Bahrami, Abhishek Malvankary, Karan K. Budhraja, Chinmay Kundu, Ashish Kundu, Mukesh Singhal, "Compliance-Aware Provisioning of Containers on Cloud",10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2017), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  2. 2. Karan K. Budhraja, Abhishek Malvankary, Mehdi Bahrami, Chinmay Kundu, Ashish Kundu, Mukesh Singhal, "Risk-Based Packet Routing for Privacy and Compliance-Preserving SDN",10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2017), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  3. 3. Lei Liu, Yang Peng, Mehdi Bahrami, Liguang Xie, Akira Ito, Sevak Mnatsakanyan, Gang Qu, Zilong Ye, and Huiping Guo, "ICN-FC: an information-centric networking based Framework for efficient functional chaining," IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), Paris, France, May 21-25, 2017.
  4. 4. Mehdi Bahrami, et al. "Secure function chaining enabled by Information-Centric Networking" Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2017 International Conference on. IEEE, 2017.
  5. 5. Mehdi Bahrami, A Dynamic Cloud with Data Privacy Preservation. Diss. University of California, Merced, 2016.
  6. 6. Mehdi Bahrami, Dong Li, Mukesh Singhal, Ashish Kundu, "An Efficient Parallel Implementation of a Light-weight Data Privacy Method for Mobile Cloud Users", ACM/IEEE SIGHPC SC-DataCloud 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov 2016.
  7. 7. Liu, Lei, Liguang (Ted) Xie, Mehdi Bahrami, et al. "Demonstration of a Functional Chaining System Enabled by Named-Data Networking" Proceedings of the 2016 conference on 3rd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking. ACM, 2016.
  8. 8. Mehdi Bahrami and Mukesh Singhal, "CloudPDB: A Light-weight Data Privacy Schema for Cloud-based Databases", 2016 IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Cloud Computing and Big Data, Kauai, Hawaii, Feb 2016.
  9. 9. Mehdi Bahrami and Mukesh Singhal, "A Dynamic Cloud Computing Platform for eHealth Systems" in Proceedings of 17th IEEE Int. Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom’15), Oct 14-17, Boston, MA, USA, IEEE, 2015.
  10. 10. Mehdi Bahrami and Mukesh Singhal, "DCCSOA: A Dynamic Cloud Computing Service-Oriented Architecture" in 16th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2015), Aug 13-17, San Francisco, IEEE, 2015.
  11. 11. Mehdi Bahrami and Mukesh Singhal, "A Light-Weight Permutation based Method for Data Privacy in Mobile Cloud Computing" in 2015 3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering (IEEE Mobile Cloud 2015) San Francisco, IEEE, 2015.
  12. 12. Mehdi Bahrami, Mukesh Singhal and Zixuan Zhuang, "A Cloud-based Web Crawler Architecture" in Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN), 2015 18th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.216,223, 17-19 Feb. 2015 (ICIN 2015), Paris, France, IEEE, 2015. doi: 10.1109/ICIN.2015.7073834
  13. 13. Mehdi Bahrami and Mukesh Singhal, “The Role of Cloud Computing Architecture in Big Data”, Information Granularity, Big Data, and Computational Intelligence, Vol. 8, pp. 275-295, Chapter 13, Pedrycz and S.-M. Chen (eds.), Springer, 2015.

Interview:


  • "Choose the Right Tools for Big Data Development", Info-Tech, Canada, 2014.

Invited Talks:


  • Mehdi Bahrami, "DCCSOA: A Dynamic and Customizable Cloud Architecture and its Applications for Mobile Users", CMU-Silicon Valley Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University, NASA Ames Research Park, California, Jan 19, 2016.
  • Mehdi Bahrami, "The Role of Dynamic Cloud Computing Architecture in Data Privacy Preserving", EECS Seminar, University of California Merced, Oct 9, 2015.
  • Tutorial Keynote Speaker, with Dr. Arshia Khan, “Security and Data Privacy in Cloud-based Healthcare”, 16th IEEE Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Boston, MA, USA, Oct 15, 2015.
  • Tutorial Keynote Speaker, with Prof. Mukesh Singhal, “Data Security and Data Privacy Methods in Mobile Cloud Computing”, 16th IEEE Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2015),, San Francisco, California, USA, Aug 14, 2015.
  • Mehdi Bahrami, "Data Privacy and Its Challenges in Mobile Cloud Computing", Stanford University Networking Seminar, Stanford University, April 30, 2015.
  • Mehdi Bahrami, "A Cloud-based Web Crawler Architecture", EECS Seminar, University of California Merced, Jan 30, 2015.
  • Featured Tutorial Speaker, “Data Privacy for Emerging Mobile Cloud Apps”, 2015 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, USA, July 29, 2015.
  • Tutorial Keynote Speaker, “Cloud Computing for Emerging Cloud App: Cloud App-as-a-Service (CAaaS)”, IEEE Cloud-based Big Data Summits 2015, San Francisco, California, USA, April 3, 2015.
  • Workshop Keynote Speaker, “Evaluation of Security and Privacy for Cloud-based Applications”, SCSE’15 was held at UC Berkeley, California, USA, March 6, 2015.
  • Featured Tutorial Speaker, “Cloud Computing for Emerging Cloud App: Cloud App-as-a-Service (CAaaS)”, IEEE SMC 2014, San Diego, USA, October 5-8, 2014.
  • Featured Tutorial Speaker, “Cloud Computing for Big Data Challenges (Cloud Architectures and Big Data Tools)”, 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, USA, July 21-24, 2014.
  • Featured Tutorial Speaker, “Role of Cloud Computing for Dealing with Big Data: Migration, Opportunities and Challenges”, IEEE ITMC’14, The Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, IL, USA, Jun 12, 2014.

Recent Academic Services:


  • Cloud Computing Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF) - SBIR, 2016.
  • Technical Program Committee member, IEEE FiCloud, 22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria, 2016.
  • Technical Program Committee member, IEEE HealthCom 2015, Boston, USA, Oct 2015.
  • Technical Program Committee member, IEEE CloudCom 2015, Vancouver, Canada Nov 30-Dec 3, 2015.
  • General Chair, SCSE'15, UC Berkeley, California, USA, March 5-6, 2015.
  • Technical Program Committee member, ICCMS 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 12-13, 2015.
  • Reviewer, IEEE INFOCOM 2015, Hong Kong, April 26-May 1, 2015.
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2015-present.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Since 2014.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Since 2013.
  • Editor-in-Chef, International Journal of Soft Computing and Software Engineering [JSCSE]. ISSN: 2251-7545, since 2013.
  • Reviewer, The Journal of Supercomputing, ISSN: 0920-8542, Springer, IF:0.917, since 2012

* All received awards are primarily on the basis of merit and the promise of outstanding academic and professional achievement.
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