M. Hossain Heydari image


Professor, Computer Science; Director, M.S. in Computer Science
Contact Info
Website: https://users.cs.jmu.edu/heydarmh/

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, August 1993
  • M.S. Computer Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, May 1979
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics with a minor in Management, Karaj School of Mathematics & Economic Management, March 1976


  • Professor: Department of Computer Science, James Madison University, 1997-Present
  • Director: Master of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Information Security, Department of Computer Science, JMU, 2000-Present
  • Associate Professor: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, 1993-1997
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Computer Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 1984-1986
  • Instructor: Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta-Benna, MS, 1979-1980


  • Visiting Staff Scientist: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, Summers 1985 & 1986
  • Industrial Experience: Scientific Machines Corporation, Dallas, TX, 1980-1984
  • Research Assistant: Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 1988 –1993
Teaching Areas

Information Security, Operating Systems and Security, Internet of Things and Security, Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, Complexity Theory, Algorithm Design, Programming Languages, Internetworking, Wireless and Mobile Communications, Computer Networks, Local Area Networks, and C++ at graduate and/or undergraduate levels. Teaching experience also includes several 100% Internet based courses.

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
  • Information Security
  • Internet of Things Security
  • Interconnection Networks and Parallel Architectures
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • E-Commerce
  • VLSI Layout and Routing
  • Computer Science Education

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