Dr. Farzad Moazzami

Title: 
Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office Location: 
Turth Hall Suite 300 - Schaefer Engineering Building 334
Phone: 
(443)885-3350 / 4204
Email: 
farzad.moazzami@morgan.edu
Education:
  • D.Eng Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University, 2011 
  • M.Eng Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University, 2009
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Azad University of Tabriz,2003
Education:
  • D.Eng Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University, 2011 
  • M.Eng Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University, 2009
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Azad University of Tabriz,2003

Biography: Dr. Farzad Moazzami received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2003 from Azad University of Tabriz, Iran and the M.Eng. and D.Eng degrees in 2009, 11 from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He is serving as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and holds an Associate Professor rank in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Moazzami is currently directing research activities in WiNetS lab at MSU focusing on developing Cyber Defense controls such as NIDS and HIDS and signal processing algorithms for wireless communication applications. In addition, he is actively engaged in developing online Cyber Defense courses for the department. Dr. Moazzami teaches Signals and Systems (EEGR 221), Digital Communications (EEGR 453), Communication Networks (EEGR580) Intro to Cryptography (EEGR 482) and Intro to Communication Security (EEGR 582) courses. His research interests are Cyber Defense, Intrusion Detection Systems, Pen testing, and Cryptography algorithms. He is a member of IEEE and ASEE organizations and branch counselor for IEEE student branch at MSU. 


Curriculum Vitae

Courses

Publications

WiNetS Research Laboratory

Research Interests

Curriculum Developement

Honors, Awards, and Professional Activity

Students


Courses

Fall Semester 2017

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 510: Communications Networks
EEGR 480: Intro to Cyber Security
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Spring Semester 2017

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 322: Discrete Systems
EEGR 582: Intro. to Communication Security
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Fall Semester 2016

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 510: Communications Networks
EEGR 453: Communication Theory
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Spring Semester 2016

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 482: Online Introduction to Cryptography
EEGR 582: Online Introduction to Communication Security
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Fall Semester 2015

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 453: Communication Theory
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Spring Semester 2015

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 482: Online Introduction to Cryptography
EEGR 582: Online Introduction to Communication Security
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Fall Semester 2014

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 221 Online: Signals and Systems
EEGR 453: Communication Theory
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Spring Semester 2014

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 582: Introduction to Communication Security
EEGR 322 Online: Discrete Systems
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Fall Semester 2013

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 221 Online: Signals and Systems
EEGR 453: Communication Theory
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Spring Semester 2013

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 322: Discrete Systems
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Fall Semester 2012

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 322: Discrete Systems
EEGR 322: Online Discrete Systems
EEGR 453: Communication Theory

EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II

Spring Semester 2012

EEGR 221: Signals and Systems
EEGR 322: Discrete Systems
EEGR 322: Online Discrete Systems
EEGR 491: Senior Design Project II


Publications

Book Chapter - Y. Astatke, C. Scott, J. Ladeji-Osias, P. James, F. Moazzami, K. Conner, A. Saka (2015) Improving and Expanding Engineering Education in the Middle East and Africa Using the Mobile Studio Technology and Pedagogy. In Engineering and Engineering Education in the Middle East: Status Challenges, Role in fostering Human and Economic Development, and Futuristic Transformations in collaboration with CRU, Qatar University, and Texas A&M university. Springer, New York, NY.
Peer Reviewed Journals and Conference Proceedings
2017
1. H.B. Kassa, Y. Astatke, F. Moazzami, T.Y. Chernet, E. Yohannes, D. H. Woldegebreal., "Energy Efficient Smart Antenna System using Recursive Least Square algorithm and Kaiser side lobe cancellation technique", in the proceedings of the 51st Annual IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2017 JHU, MD
2. Tasmeer Alam, Farzad Moazzami, "Command Signaling for Link Dependent Adaptive Radio" in proceedings of ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring 2017 Conference, April 2017, Baltimore, MD.
3. S. Sathyanarayanan, R. Jajistar, M. Shiferaw, F. Moazzami, "Sentiment Analysis using Twitter Data Feed" in proceedings of ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring 2017 Conference, April 2017, Baltimore, MD.
2016
4. I. Nadir, W. Zegeye, F. Moazzami, Y. Astatke, "Establishing Symmetric Pairwise-keys Using Public-Key Cryptography In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)," in the Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE 7th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, Oct 2016 New York, NY.
5. Hailu Belay Kassa, D. Hailemariam, Y.Astatke , F. Moazzami, " Investigation of RLS Beamforming Algorithm In-terms of Energy Efficiency," presented at the 50th Annual IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2016 Princeton University, NJ.
6. W. Zegeye, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, Y.Astatke. "Minimum Euclidean Distance Algorithm for Indoor WiFi Received Signal Strength (RSS) Fingerprinting," presented in 52nd International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Nov. 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
7. M.Rice, C. Hogstrom, C. Nash, J. Ravert, A. Cole-Rhodes, F.Moazzami, M. Saquib, Md. S. Afran, E. Perrins, K.Temple, "Some Initial Results for Data-Aided Equalizer Experiments at the Edward AFB," to be presented in 52nd International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Nov. 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
8. H.B. Kassa, F. Moazzami, T. K. Engda, E. Y. Menta, Y. Astatke, D. H. Woldegebreal, "Evaluation of Spectral vs. Energy Efficiency Trade-off Considering Transmission Reliability in Cellular Networks," presented in 52nd International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Nov. 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
9. H.B. Kassa, F. Moazzami, T. K. Engda, E. Y. Menta, Y. Astatke, D. H. Woldegebreal, "Energy Efficient Adaptive Sector Based User Clustering Algorithm for Cellular Network," presented in 52nd International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Nov. 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
2015
10. H. Belay Kassa, Y.Astatke, F. Moazzami} , D. Hailemariam, "Energy Efficiency Evaluation in Downlink Cellular Communication Networks" in proceedings of IEEE AFRICON 2015, Sep. 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
11. D. Giri, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, "Flight Path Simulation in LabVIEW using LDAR", " in proceedings of the 51st International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
12. David Oyediran, F. Moazzami, "Spectrum Sharing: Overview and Challenges of Small Cells Innovation in the Proposed 3.5 GHz Band," " in proceedings of the 51st International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
13. N. Bazyar Shourabi, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, "A Model for Cyber Attack Risks in Telemetry Networks," " in proceedings of the 51st International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
14. W. K. Zegeye, F. Moazzami, R. Dean. Y. Astatke, "Exploiting Bluetooth Low Energy Pairing Vulnerability in Telemedicine," " in proceedings of the 51st International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
15. Arya Golriz, Nur Jaber, Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, "A high Assurance Firewall in a Cloud Environment Using Hardware and Software" in proceedings of the 51st International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
16. Felix Shonubi, Ciara Lynton, Joshua Odumosu, Daryl Moten, Dr. Richard Dean, Dr. Farzad Moazzami and Dr. Yacob Astatk, "Exploring Vulnerabilities in Networked Telemetry," " in proceedings of the 51st International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
2014
17. Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, "Security Architecture for Telemetry Networks", Journal of Network and Information Security, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 18-24. Dec 2014, Print.
18. Arlene Cole-Rhodes, Henry Umuolo, Farzad Moazzami, Michael Rice, "A Block Processing Approach to CMA Equalization of SOQPSK for Aeronautical Telemetry," Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.440,444, 6-8 Oct. 2014 doi: 10.1109/MILCOM.2014.79
19. M. Rice, M. Saquib, M.S. Afran, A. Cole-Rhodes, F. Moazzami, "On the Performance of Equalization Techniques for Aeronautical Telemetry," Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), 2014 IEEE, vol., no., pp.456, 461, 6-8 Oct. 2014 doi: 10.1109/MILCOM.2014.82
20. D. Moten, S. Jambureskan, R. Dean, F. Moazzami, "Security Architecture for Telemetry Networks", in proceedings of 50th International Telemetry Conference(ITC), Oct. 2014, San Diego, CA.
21. H. Belay Kassa, D. H. Mariam, F. Moazzami, Y. Astatke,"Energy Efficient Water-Filling Algorithm for MIMO-OFDMA Cellular System," in proceedings of 50th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2014, San Diego, CA.
22. T. Pun, D. Giri, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, A. Cole-Rhodes. "Link Dependent Adaptive Radio Simulation," in proceedings of 50th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2014, San Diego, CA.
23. A.Cole-Rhodes, H. Umuolo, F. Moazzami, M. Rice, "Real-time CMA Equalization of SOQPSK for Aeronautical Telemetry," in proceedings of 50th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2014, San Diego, CA.
2013
24. Y. Astatke, F. Moazzami, C. Scott, Ladeji-Osias, "Using Online Video Lectures and Video Conferencing Software to Enhance Engineering Courses", in the proceedings of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education.
25. Farzad Moazzami, Richard A. Dean, Yacob Astatke, "Use of K-means clustering for spectrum efficiency in complex networks," 47th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2013, vol., no., pp.1,3, 20-22 March 2013
doi: 10.1109/CISS.2013.6624259
26. Farzad Moazzami, Yacob Astatke, "Unwrapping multiple co-channel interference signals," 47th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2013 vol., no., pp.1,3, 20-22 March 2013 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2013.6624260
27. S. Khanal, C. Lynton, R. Dean, and F. Moazzami, "Packet Simulation of DDOS Attack and Recovery," in proceedings of 49th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2013, Las Vegas NV.
28. D. Moten, F. Moazzami, and R. Dean. "Telemetry Network Intrusion Detection Test Bed," in proceedings of 49th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2013, Las Vegas NV.
29. S. Kone Dossongui, O.Opasina, H. Umuolo, H. Betelle, S.Thang, R. Shrestha, A. Cole-Rhodes, and F. Moazzami, "Evaluation of CMA+AMA Equalization for SOQPSK Modulation in Aeronautical Telemetry," in proceedings of 49th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2013, Las Vegas NV.
30. M. Elrais, B. Mengiste, B.Guatam, E. Damiba, F. Moazzami, A. Cole-Rhodes, and R. Dean. "Variable rate OFDM performance on aeronautical channel," in proceedings of 49th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2013, Las Vegas NV.
31. F.Moazzami, R. Dean, and Y.Astatke. "Optimal location for a mobile base station," in proceedings of 49th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2013, Las Vegas NV.
32. F. Moazzami, Y. Astatke, and R. Dean, "Successive Co-Channel Interference Cancellation with Blind Channel Estimation," in World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) transaction on Signal Processing, Sep. 2013, Baltimore, MD.
33. F. Moazzami, S. Ullah and Y. Astatke, "Performance Evaluation of GMSK Modulation in Multipath Channels," in World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) transaction on Signal Processing, Sep. 2013, Baltimore, MD.
34. J. Howard and F. Moazzami, "Developing Fundamentals for Eye Position Recognition Systems," in World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) transaction on Signal Processing, Sep. 2013, Baltimore, MD.
2012
35. C. Scott, Y. Astatke, P. James, K. Nyarko, J. Ladeji-Osias, F. Moazzami, L. Partlow, "Changing the Dynamic of Engineering Education Through Technological Advancements in Classroom Training Tools", in the proceedings of the 18th annual Sloan consortium international conference on online learning. Oct. 2012, Lake Buena Vsita, FL.
36. J. Fofanah, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, "Spectrum Management in Telemetry Networks," in proceedings of 48th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2012, San Diego, CA.
37. N. Maharjan and P. Moazzemi, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, "Telemetry Network Intrusion Detection System," in proceedings of 48th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2012, San Diego, CA.
38. W. Assegu and I. Fofanah, F.Moazzami, R. Dean, "Performance of Turbo Coded OFDM Modulation over an Aeronautical Channel," in proceedings of 48th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2012, San Diego, CA.
2008-2011
39. Farzad Moazzami, Arlene Cole-Rhodes, "A blind symbol synchronization algorithm using adaptive equalizers," 45th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2011, vol., no., pp.1,4, 23-25 March 2011 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2011.5766204
40. Farzad Moazzami, Arlene Cole-Rhodes, "Multistage MIMO approach to interference cancellation," 45th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2011, vol., no., pp.1, 4, 23-25 March 2011 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2011.5766206
41. Farzad Moazzami, Arlene Cole-Rhodes, "Multistage blind equalization in time-varying MIMO systems," 45th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2011, vol., no., pp.1, 5, 23-25 March 2011 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2011.5766205
42. Farzad Moazzami, "Capacity Enhancement in Aeronautical Channels by MIMO Technology," in proceedings of 47th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2011, Las Vegas NV.
43. I. Fofanah, W. Assegu, F. Moazzami, R. Dean, A. Cloe-Rhodes "Delay Spread Characterization of the Aeronatical Channel," in proceedings of 47th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2011, Las Vegas NV.
44. W. Assegu and I. Fofanah, F. Moazzami, R. Dean. "Performance of Coded 16-QAM OFDM Modulation with Equalizer over an Aeronautical Channel," in proceedings of 47th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2011, Las Vegas NV.
45. S. Khanal, R. Dean, F. Moazzami. "Aeronautical Channel Modeling for Packet Network Simulators," in proceedings of 47th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2011, Las Vegas NV.
46. Y. Woldearegay, O. Traore, F. Moazzami, R. Dean. "Optimization of Nodes in Mixed Network Using Three Distance Measures," in proceedings of 47th International Telemetry Conference (ITC), Oct. 2011, Las Vegas NV.
2008-2010
47. Arlene Cole-Rhodes, Ermias Shiferaw, Farzad Moazzami, "Effect of spatial correlation on blind source separation in MIMO systems," 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2010, vol., no., pp.1,6, 17-19 March 2010 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2010.5464882
48. Farzad Moazzami, Arlene Cole-Rhodes, "Application of a blind channel estimator for source separation in MIMO systems," 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2010 , vol., no., pp.1,6, 17-19 March 2010 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2010.5464896
49. Farzad Moazzami, Arlene Cole-Rhodes, "Blind source separation with CMA+AMA equalizer over correlated MIMO channels," Military Communications Conference, 2009. MILCOM 2009. IEEE, vol., no., pp.1, 7, 18-21 Oct. 2009
doi: 10.1109/MILCOM.2009.5379937
50. Farzad Moazzami, Arlene Cole-Rhodes, "An adaptive blind equalizer with signal separation for a MIMO system transmitting QAM signals," Military Communications Conference, 2008. MILCOM 2008. IEEE, vol., no., pp.1, 5, 16-19 Nov. 2008
doi: 10.1109/MILCOM.2008.4753271


Research Interests

Cyber Security
Cryptography algorithms
Communication Security
Digital signal processing for communications systems
Wireless Networks and Network Security
Pen Testing
Online Engineering Education


Curriculum Developement

Online EEGR 221: Signals and Systems

Online EEGR 322: Discrete Systems

EEGR 410: Introduction to Networks

EEGR 480: Introduction to Cyber Security

EEGR 481 + Online section: Introduction to Network Security

EEGR 482 + Online section: Introduction to Cryptography

EEGR 483 + Online section: Introduction to Security Management

Online EEGR 503: Communications Theory

Online EEGR 581: Introduction to Network Security

Online EEGR 582: Introduction to Network Security

Online EEGR 583: Introduction to Security Management

Online EEGR 610: Wireless Communications

Online EEGR 675: Computer Vision

Online EEGR 679: Security in Network and Link Applications


Honors, Awards, and Professional Activity

Served as a technical program Chair for ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference, Baltimore, MD, 7-8 April 2017.
Served as a technical reviewer and session Chair for ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference, Baltimore, MD. 7-8 April 2017.
Received Center for Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation for NIESS-CAE center from NSA and DHS. Designation 2016-2021.
Received 2nd price for "Best Underfraduate Graduate Student" paper at the ITC 2015 Conference.
Received 2nd price for "Best Graduate Student" paper at the ITC 2012 Conference.
Served as session chair at the IEEE CISS 2013 conference on "MIMO Systems and Techniques"
Served as session chair at the WSEAS 2013 conference on "Latest Trends in Signal Processing I"
Served as session chair at the WSEAS 2013 conference on "Latest Trends in Signal Processing II"
Served as session chair at the IEEE CISS 2013 conference on "Cooperative Networking"
Served as a Judge in engineering poster session in the 19th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium at Morgan State University, Apr 2012
Served as a Judge in engineering poster session in the 19th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium at Morgan State University, Apr 2013.
Serves as a mentor to three Baltimore Polytechnic Insistute students (Ana Corro, Amma Ankobia and I'Shea Boyd) on their engineering capstone projects.