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Samavi, Reza BW


Reza Samavi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and Software and the Graduate Program Coordinator for the eHealth MSc program at McMaster University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. His research interests include information security and privacy, machine learning, semantic web, data science, ontology engineering, data science, and health data management. Dr. Samavi leads the Security, Privacy and AI (SPAI) Research Group at McMaster, where he works with research students to understand the security and privacy of data using machine learning. Additionally, he is interested in how computing and software can be used to improve issues in aging and healthcare. Dr. Samavi has received various academic awards including the SOSCIP accelerator grant for his research on AI related projects and the Privacy Technologies research Award for his work on information privacy related projects.


  • PhD, Information Engineering and Privacy, University of Toronto
  • MEng, Information Engineering. University of Toronto
  • Master Specialization, University of Toronto
  • BSc, Amirkabir University of Technology
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