Aug 2016 - Aug 2021

Ph.D in Computer Science (To begin)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aug 2014 - May 2016

M.Sc in Computer Science (In progress)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GPA 4.0

Aug 2010 - Aug 2014

B.Sc in Computer Science

Texas Tech University

GPA 3.74

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Part Time Instructor

Parkland College

Linux Instructor for CSC 171

Jan 2014 - Present


Phalanx Investment Properties

As a CEO and co-founder of Phalanx Investment Properties, I manage the day to day operation which includes but not limited to identifying new opportunities to invest and purchasing new properties. 

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

Teaching Assistant for 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Designed and graded machine problems. Machine problems for the entire semester were designed to help students gain knowledge about cyber security. 

Mar 2013 - Aug 2014

High Performance Computing Administrator

Texas Tech University-Mechanical Engineering Department

Designed and implemented a 146 node High Performance Computer(HPC) to model a real time digital holographic microscope for cell flow interaction.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Paranoid Intern

Dec 2014 - Present

Research Assistant

Illinois Security Lab.

Performed research under the supervision of professor Carl. A Gunter. The primarily focus of this research was vulnerabilities in medical devices and designating a "black box" model to record and replay each event. 


Hojjati, A., Molaei, M. and Sheng, J. (2013) ' Development of real time digital holographic microscope for cell flow interaction using High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. ', DFD13, Meeting of the American Physical Society, 1(3012), pp. 72-75.

Darabseh, A., Hojjati, A. and Siemi-Namin, A. (2013) ' Continues Authentication in Real Life Systems using Key Board Activities', International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF), 2(4), pp. 20-21.

Wang, T., Hojjati, A. (2014) 'mAuditor: Mobile Auditing Framework for mhealth Applications'  "under review"

Cheh, C., Hojjati A. (2015) 'Framework for Evaluating Privacy-Utility Trade-off in the Context of Social Network Data' to appear in CCS 2015 (Poster)