About me (Bio)

Reza Samavi is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computing and Software, Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University and a faculty affiliate with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Reza received his PhD and Masters from University of Toronto and his research interests include Information Security & Privacy, Safety & Security of Machine Learning Algorithms, Semantic Web & Linked Data, and eHealth. For his research on AI related projects Reza has received SOSCIP accelerator grant along with his colleagues in ECE and HHS at McMaster. For his research on information privacy he received the Privacy Technologies Research Award from IBM and the Privacy By Design Research Award from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

For prospective students

I seek to recruit highly qualified individuals pursuing a graduate degree (MEng, MSc, and PhD). Please check my research interests prior to sending an email. Your email should include (as attachments and not URLs), your CV, transcripts (both undergard and graduate), and a research statement describing a research topic and how the topic is related to my research interests. Due to the volume of emails only potential candidates will be contacted.

If you are an M.Sc. eHealth student, in my capacity as the Department Lead for the M.Sc. eHealth program, I can help you explore topics and projects that would suit your background and supervise your thesis.