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Amir H. Chinaei

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Dr. Amir H. Chinaei obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2007. He received his MSc and BSc degrees in Software Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology—Tehran Polytechnic—and Isfahan University in Iran, respectively. He has over 20 years of experience in software industry as well as in various computer science and engineering departments and has coached 100+ students in developing fully-fledged information systems.

Amir is recognized for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, prior joining York in 2017.

Research Interests

  • Access control models with adjustable decentralization
  • Data security and user privacy with applications in social media and health information systems
  • Information visualization