Mahmoud Reza Hashemi received his B.Sc., and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is currently an tenured Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Tehran. Dr. Hashemi is the co-founder and Director of the Multimedia Processing Laboratory (MPL). His research interests include multimedia systems and networking, computer architecture, security of information technology services, security and trust in cloud computing, and recently cloud gaming.
The results of his research have led to more than 130 publications, over 51 researchers trained at the postdoctoral, PhD, Master’s, and research engineer levels.
Dr. Hashemi is a senior advisor in IT Governance, IT strategy implementation, digital transformation for large enterprises and national bodies.He is also a member of the editorial board of several journals, and has chaired or served on the organizing and program committees of numerous international conferences in multimedia, and information technology.
Since Novermber 2014, he has been appointed as the Director of the Cyber Space and Information Technology Center (CITC) of the University of Tehran by the University President. CITC plans the university IT strategy, oversees its IT network and data center infrastructure, and all its academic applications and services.