Mohammad Gharib

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Cyber physical systems

  Halls department, Hall 4
  Thursday, 27 December 2018
  09:00 - 10:00


Cyber physical systems are simply defined as connected embedded systems,
for more smart living. A simple example is the self driving cars. In such systems,
the feedback from physical environment is required. The feedback is gathered
through many sensor nodes, connected to each other, forming a wireless sensor
network (WSN). In wireless sensor networks, or more generally multi-hop wireless
networks, nodes have limited resources and communicate cooperatively, whereas
no infrastructure is deployed. In such a case, the security problem becomes of crucial
importance, whereas the typical security solutions become ineffective. In this presentation,
I will define the security problem in cyber physical systems and then I will represent the
ineffectiveness of typical security solutions. Then, I will represent couple of clever ideas,
recently proposed as the security solution for such cases. Finally, I will introduce some
interesting open problems for interested researchers.


Mohammed Gharib is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Computer Science, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran. He is further a Ph.D. lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Mohammed received the B.S. degree from the Department of Computer Engineering, Baghdad University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007. He further received both of his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2009 and 2015, respectively. In September 2010, he joined performance and dependability laboratory (PDL) where he had been working toward his Ph.D. degree, supervised by prof. Ali Movaghar, in Department of Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He is the head of wireless networks and also named data networking (NDN) groups in PDL where they work on the mobility, routing and the security of different wireless networks and NDN. During the year 2014, Mohammed had a six months visiting research program, supervised by prof. Homayoun Yousefi'zadeh, in California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, US. His research interests include wireless networks, named data networking, cloud networks, peer-to-peer networks and their security aspects.