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Aug 2016Aug 2021

Ph.D in Computer Science (To begin)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aug 2014May 2016

M.Sc in Computer Science (In progress)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GPA 4.0

Aug 2010Aug 2014

B.Sc in Computer Science

Texas Tech University

GPA 3.74

Work experience

Aug 2015Dec 2015

Part Time Instructor

Parkland College

Linux Instructor for CSC 171

Jan 2014Present


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 2014Jan 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 2013Aug 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 2015Aug 2015

Paranoid Intern

Dec 2014Present

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)