Ali Hurson


Computer Engineering

Books/Book Chapters

  • Hurson, A.R. (editor), Advances in Computers, Vol. 98, Elsevier, 2015.
  • Hurson, A.R. and Sarbazi-Azad (editors), Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and Clouds, Advances in Computers, Vol. 100, Elsevier, 2016.
  • Morrow, T., Sedigh Sarvestani, S. and Hurson, A.R., “PERCEPOLIS: Cyberinfrastructure for Personalized Education," E. Railean, G.Walker, L. Jackson and A. Elci , editors, Encyclopedia of Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education. IGI Global, 2015.


  • Wisely, M., Sedigh Sarvestani, S., and Hurson, A.R., “Public Data Dissemination via Broad-casting," Journal of Information Processing, 2015, invited.
  • Heendaliya, L., Lin, Dan, and Hurson, A.R., “Predicting Traffic On-The-Go," Transactions on Large-Scale Data and Knowledge Control Systems, 2014.
  • Wagner, C.S., Sedigh Sarvestani, S., and Hurson, A.R., “Using Dynamic Outcome-Based Models to Improve Predictive Search," Journal of Information Processing, 2014, invited.
  • Sashi, G., Lin, D., Jiang, W., Hurson, A., and Zhang, R., :Traffic Information Publication with Privacy Preservation." ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2013.

Conference Proceedings

  • Heendaliya, L., Wisely, M., Lin, Dan, Sedigh, S., and Hurson, A.R., “Influence-Aware Predictive Density Queries under Road-Network Constraints,” Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases, 2015.
  • Marashi, K., Sedigh Sarvestani, S. and Hurson, A. R., “Quantifying the detrimental effect of interdependency on reliability of cyber-physical systems." Submitted, 2015.

Recent Grants

  • Department of Education (DOE), “Information and System Assurance for Critical Infrastructure”, $524,331, 2010-2015.
  • Department of Transportation (DOT), “Quantitative Modeling of Failure Propagation in Intelligent Transportation Systems”, 2015.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), MASTER: Missouri Advanced Security Training, Education, and Research, $3,001,744, 2014-2018

Research Interests:

Parallel and Distributed Systems; Databases; Mobile-Databases; Pervasive and Mobile Computing


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  • PhD, University of Central Florida, 1980
  • M.S., University of Iowa, 1978
  • B.S., University of Tehran, Iran, 1970