I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Kansas State University. Previously, I was at the Computer Networking Lab, University of Nevada in Reno and the Microwave research group at the University of Birmingham, UK. My research interests include safety and security of intelligent systems, security of complex adaptive systems, game theory, multi-agent systems, and cyber-security. I received my B.Eng. in computer and communication systems engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, and my M.S. in computer science from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Vahid Behzadan

Intelligent Systems, Computer Architecture,
and Security (ISCAAS) Lab
Department of Computer Science
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas, USA

Email: behzadan{at-sign}ksu.edu
Office: DUE 2226


  • Ph.D. 2017-Present

    Ph.D. in Computer Science - AI Safety and Security

    Kansas State University

  • Ph.D. 2014 - 2017

    Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering

    University of Nevada, Reno (transferred to K-State with my advisor)

  • M.S. 2014-2016

    M.S. in Computer Science & Engineering

    University of Nevada, Reno

  • Ph.D. 2012-2014

    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

    Microwave Engineering Group - University of Birmingham, UK (transferred to UNR)

  • B.Eng. 2009-2012

    B.Eng. in Computer & Communication Systems

    University of Birmingham, UK

  • B.S. 2007-2009

    B.S. in Electrical Engineering

    Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus (transferred to University of Birmingham)


  • Present2017

    Research Assistant

    ISCAAS Lab, Kansas State University

  • 20172016

    Research Assistant

    Parallel and Distributed Computing and Embedded Systems Lab, University of Nevada

  • 20162014

    Research Assistant

    Computer Networking Lab, University of Nevada

  • Present2014

    Teaching Assistant

    Department of Computer Science & Engineering - University of Nevada, Reno

  • 20142012

    Teaching Assistant

    School of Computer, Electronic & Electrical Engineering - University of Birmingham

  • 20132012

    Lead RF and DSP Engineer

    Renata Aviation Technologies

  • 20112010

    Founder and CTO

    GenoSign Technologies Ltd.

  • 20112010

    Technology Consultant

    Iranian National Observatory Project, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences

  • 20072006

    Astrophysics and Observational Astronomy Instructor

    Ebn-e-Sina Center & Salam High Schools - Tehran, Iran

  • 20062003

    Founder and Administrator

    Hyper-Security Team

"Complexity is the prodigy of the world. Simplicity is the sensation of the universe. Behind complexity, there is always simplicity to be revealed. Inside simplicity, there is always complexity to be discovered." -Gang Yu

My Awards

  • 2016-2017
    Federal Scholarship, UNR
  • 2015-2017
    International Students Scholarship, UNR
  • 2014-2016
    Elected Representative, Graduate Students Club
  • 2015
    Graduate Students Association Travel Grant
    In support of my attendance and paper presentation at IEEE Military Communications Conference 2015.
  • 2015
    Departmental Travel Grant, UNR
    In support of my attendance and paper presentation at the International Symposium of Cyberspace Safety and Security 2015.
  • 2012 - 2014
    International Students Bursary, University of Birmingham
  • 2009-2012
    Departmental Bursary, University of Birmingham
  • 2007-2009
    Outstanding International Student Scholarship - Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
  • 2007-2009
    3 Consecutive Outstanding Student Awards, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus