Hossein Sarrafzadeh

Hossein Sarrafzadeh

Faculty Member, School of Art and Science
Director of Cybersecurity

Academic Credentials

  • PhD, Computer Science Wollongong University (1995)
  • MSc, Computer Engineering, Orta Dogu Technical University (1987)
  • BS, Computer Science, Oklahoma State University (1979)

Professional Profile

Dr. Hossein Sarrafzadeh is a professor and Director of Cybersecurity at St. Bonaventure University. He is well linked to the ICT industry and has strong ties to the international research and academic community. Leveraging strong networks within industry, academia, and government, particularly in the field of IT security and computational intelligence, he has made contributions through publications and patented systems and has attracted funding to his department and institution.

Dr. Sarrafzadeh has also developed one of the world's first real-time facial expression and gesture recognition systems. He has developed a novel vision-based targeted advertising system which has been patented in New Zealand and internationally. Dr. Sarrafzadeh led the establishment of New Zealand’s 1st cybersecurity center in partnership with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan. He was instrumental in the founding and development of the Centre for Computational Intelligence for Environmental Engineering and the Internet of Things in partnership with Wuhan University and LJDY, in China and National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand. He is also the founder of Western NY Cybersecurity Center and the SBU Security Operation Center.

Professor Sarrafzadeh is known for his work in the areas of cybersecurity, intelligent systems, the Internet of Things and cloud security. He has patented systems in computer vision, cybersecurity and cloud security. He has published over 170 research papers and supervised over 50 PhD and Master’s theses. He is frequently invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences.

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