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Prof. Arash Habibi Lashkari receives the 2023 York University Research Award

Prof. Arash Habibi Lashkari receives the 2023 York University Research Award

Prof. Arash Habibi Lashkari, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor of School of Information Technology, has been awarded the 2023 York University Research Award.

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Prof. Arash Habibi Lashkari is a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Cybersecurity. He is a Senior member of IEEE and an Associate Professor at York University. His research focuses on cyber threat modeling and detection, malware analysis, big data security, internet traffic analysis, and cybersecurity dataset generation. 

Prof. Lashkari has over 25 years of teaching experience, spanning several international universities, and was responsible for designing the first cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) competition for post-secondary students in Canada. He has been the recipient of 15 awards at international computer security competitions - including three gold awards - and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 150 Researchers for 2017. In 2020, Dr. Lashkari was recognized with the University of New Brunswick’s prestigious Teaching Innovation Award for his personally-created teaching methodology, the Think-Que-Cussion Method. 

He is the author of ten published books and more than 100 academic articles on a variety of cybersecurity-related topics and the co-author of the national award- winning article series, “Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws”, which was recognized with a Gold Medal at the 2020 Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Building on over two decades of concurrent industrial and development experience in network, software, and computer security, Dr. Lashkari’s current work involves the development of vulnerability detection technology to provide protection to network systems against cyberattacks. He simultaneously supervises multiple research and development teams who are working on several projects related to network traffic analysis, malware analysis, Honeynet and threat hunting. 

We congratulate Dr. Lashkari on this significant achievement!