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Dr. Ali Hurson


Computer Engineering


Publication of over 360 articles in technical journals and conferences. Research funding by NSF, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, DARPA, Air Force, Office of Naval Research, Oak Ridge National Lab, NCR Corp., General Electric, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Penn State University, and Missouri S&T. Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Computers, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Sustainable Computing and Communication.

Selected Publications

  • N. Dobbins, S. Sedigh Sarvestani, and A. R. Hurson, “Personalizing student graduation paths using expressed student interests,” in Proceedings of the 47th IEEE International Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2023), (Torino, Italy), June 2023.
  • Guertin, T. and Hurson, A.R., “The Multicore Architecture,” Advances in Computers. Volume 131, Elsevier, 2023.
  • Hurson, A.R.(editor), Advances in Computers, Vol. 130, Elsevier, 2023.
  • K. Marashi, S. Sedigh Sarvestani, and A. R. Hurson, “Identification of interdependencies and prediction of fault propagation for cyber-physical systems,” Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 215:107787, Nov. 2021.
  • Bowers, A., Liao, C., Steiert, D., Lin, D., Squicciarini, A., and Hurson, A., “Detecting suspicious file migration or replication in the cloud,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 296-309, Jan.-Feb. 2021.

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.

Research Interests:

High performance computers, Pervasive computing, Mobile databases, Personalized education, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Big Data, Recommender Systems.



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  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MS, University of Iowa
  • BS, University of Tehran, Iran