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Fariborz Farahmand
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Senior Research Engineer
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Fariborz Farahmand is a research faculty member in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He received his master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech, and master’s in structural engineering from the University of Manitoba, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

His research interests are in human-level artificial intelligence, causal and probabilistic reasoning, and at the intersection of computational decision making, human factors, neural engineering, and cybersecurity and privacy. He introduced applications of neuroscience to cyber privacy and started the new field of neuroprivacy, and pioneered applications of Hilbert space and quantum cognition, counterfactual analysis, and behavioral economics to cybersecurity, and integrated human-level artificial intelligence research in ECE undergraduate education. His research has been funded by major research funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation.

He is a member of Georgia Tech Faculty Senate, and a senior member of IEEE.

Selected recent teaching:

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • IEEE UEMCON Best Paper Award
  • I3P Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fariborz Farahmand, “Integrating Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence Research in Engineering and Computer Science Education,” IEEE Security & Privacy, 19 (6), pp. 104-110, November-December 2021. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9592816)

Fariborz Farahmand, "Introducing Hilbert Space and Quantum Cognition to Cyber Security Risk Management," IEEE Letters of Computer Society, 3 (1), pp. 1-4, January-June 2020.(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8949495) [Third most popular article of the journal]

Fariborz Farahmand, “Quantitative Issues in Cyberinsurance: Lessons From Behavioral Economics, Counterfactuals, and Causal Inference,” IEEE Security & Privacy, 18(2), pp. 8-15, March-April 2020. [Featured on front cover] (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8821385)

Fariborz Farahmand, Firoozeh Farahmand, “Privacy Decision Making: The Brain Approach,” IEEE Computer, 52(4), pp. 50-58, April 2019. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8690195)

Fariborz Farahmand, Joshua Ripple, Mike J. Atallah, Robin L. Dillon-Merrill, “Security and Privacy Risks in Electronic Communications: A User’s Assessment,” IEEE 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), pp. 412-417, 2017. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8249009). [Best Paper Award]

Fariborz Farahmand, “The Importance of Human Information Processing: A Behavioral Economics Model for Predicting Domain Name Choice,” IEEE Computer, 50(9), pp. 67-74, 2017. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8048639)

Fariborz Farahmand, “Decision and Experienced Utility: A Privacy Application,” IEEE Security & Privacy, 15(6), pp. 68-72, 2017. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8123456)

Fariborz Farahmand, Vocabulary of Civil Engineering Terms, Iran University Press, 454 pages, 2012. [Sixth printing]

Fariborz Farahmand, “Cultural Factors and Behavioral Economics: An Application to Privacy Decisions in Online Environments,” Chapter 14 in Cultural Factors in Systems Design: Decision Making and Action, CRC Press, pp. 267-280, 2011. (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781439846476/chapters/10.1201%2Fb11387-24)

Last revised February 1, 2023