Prof. Salim Hariri
The University of Arizona
Salim Hariri is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. in computer engineering from University of Southern California in 1986, an MSc from The Ohio State University in 1982 and Electronic Engineering from Damascus University, Syria in 1977. He is the director of NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing and he is the Editor-In-Chief for the CLUSTER COMPUTING JOURNAL (Springer, http://clus.edmgr.com). Research interests include Autonomic Computing, Self-protection of networks and computers, Cybersecurity modeling and analysis, resilient cyber resources and services, and high performance distributed systems. Dr. Hariri has co-authored five books in the area of autonomic computing and parallel and distributed systems. At the University of Arizona, he lead managed more than 10 million dollars of research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy, Deparmtne of Defense and industry.
Dr. Hariri is a founder of AVIRTEK, a startup Cybersecurity company from the NSF CAC center at UA. AVIRTEK received more than 10 million dollars in DoD funding to develop innovative Autonomic Cyber Security (ACS) products and services. He has lead the development of AVIRTEK ACS Autonomic Security Operations Center (ASoC) and Tactical Cyber Immune System (TCIS) products that are currently being tested and evaluated for large scale commercial deployments.