Arash Alavi

Arash Alavi

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of California, Riverside

I am a PhD Candidate in Computer Science & Engineering department at University of California, Riverside. I am being advised by Prof. Gupta and Prof. Qian . Before joining UCR, I received my Bachelor degrees in Computer Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2014. My research interests are program analysis, software engineering, computer security, programming languages, software verification, smartphone side of systems/security.

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Education

  • PhD Candidate in Computer Science
    2014-present

    University of California, Riverside.
    GPA: 3.72/4.00 (until now)

  • B.Sc in Computer Engineering (Software)
    2010-2014

    Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.
    GPA: 16.42/20.00

  • Pre-University Diploma
    2009-2010

    Allameh Helli High School, under the supervision of NODET(National Organization for Developing Exceptional Talents), Hamedan, Iran.

  • High School Diploma
    2006-2009

    Allameh Helli High School, under the supervision of NODET(National Organization for Developing Exceptional Talents), Hamedan, Iran.
    GPA: 19.06/20.00

Research and Work Experience

  • University of Califonia, Riverside
    2014-present

    Research Assistant in University of Califonia, Riverside

  • Danesh Bonyan Amirkabir
    Summer, 2013

    Working near 240 Hours as the course of Industrial Training Software (under the supervision of Dr. Ahmad Nickabadi). Design and implementation of a Learning Management System(LMS) using Google Web Toolkit.

Teaching Experiences

  • Teaching Assistant
    Fall, 2016

    Teaching Assistant, “Compiler Construction (CS201)”, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

  • Teaching Assistant
    Spring, 2016

    Teaching Assistant, “Compiler Construction (CS201)”, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

  • Teaching Assistant
    2014

    Teaching Assistant, “Software Engineering I”, Department of Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic).

  • Teaching Assistant
    2013

    Accepted as Teaching Assistant, “Algorithm Analysis and Design”, Department of Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic).

  • Teaching
    2010–2012

    Teaching Mathematics to students who were preparing for national university entrance exam.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
    April, 2014

    Dean's distinguished Fellowship Award, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

  • Eligible for Master's Program
    September, 2013

    Eligible for applying to continue my education in the Master's program at the Department of Computer Engineering & Information Technology without taking the "National Entrance Exam for Graduate Schools", as a reward of having total GPA over 16.

  • National Universities Entrance Exam in Math & Physics
    Summer, 2010

    Ranked 517th (Top 0.2%) among near 300,000 participants in the "National Universities Entrance Exam" in Math & Physics.

  • National Universities Entrance Exam in Foreign Language
    Summer, 2010

    Ranked Top 0.9% among all Iranian students in the "National Universities Entrance Exam" in Foreign Language.

  • Iranian National Mathematics Olympiad
    Summer, 2009

    Selected as a qualified person at the first stage of "Iranian National Mathematics Olympiad".

  • Iranian National Chemistry Olympiad
    Summer, 2009

    Selected as a qualified person at the first stage of "Iranian National Chemistry Olympiad".


Where is )the Weakest Link? A Study on Security Discrepancies between Android Apps and Their Website Counterparts
Arash Alavi, Alan Quach, Hang Zhang, Bryan Marsh, Farhan Ul Haq, Zhiyun Qian, Long Lu, Rajiv Gupta. The Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM'17), March 2017.

Automatically Verifying and Reproducing Event-based Races in Android Apps
Yongjian Hu, Iulian Neamtiu, Arash Alavi. The International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA'16), July 2016.

Selected Courses and Grades

  • Data Mining Techniques - Prof. Eamonn Keogh: A Winter, 2016
  • Wireless Networks & Mobile Computing - Prof. Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy: A+ Winter, 2016
  • Data Base Management Systems - Prof. Chinya V. Ravishankar: A Fall, 2015
  • Computer Security - Prof. Zhiyun Qian: A+ Winter, 2015
  • Scientific Computing - Prof. Tamar Shinar: A Winter, 2015
  • Artificial Intelligence - Dr. Ebadzadeh: 20.00/20.00 Fall, 2013
  • Industrial Training Software - Dr. Ahmad Nickabadi: 20.00/20.00 Summer, 2013
  • Data Storage and Retrieval - Dr. Ahmad Nickabadi: 18.25/20.00 Spring, 2013
  • Research Method and Report Writings - Dr. Akbari: 20.00/20.00 Spring, 2013
  • Electric Cercuit 1 - Dr. Kardan: 18.74/20.00 Fall, 2011
  • Data Structures & Algorithms - Dr. Ghasemi: 18.92/20.00 Fall, 2011
  • Differential Equations - Dr. Ramezani: 18.25/20.00 Fall, 2011
  • Advanced Computer Programming - Dr. Nourhosseini: 19.00/20.00 Spring, 2011
  • Principles of Computer and Programming - Dr. Pourvatan: 18.50/20.00 Fall, 2010

Selected Academic Projects

  • Information Retrieval & Web search
    Spring, 2015

    Building a Search Engine.

  • Compiler Construction
    Spring, 2015

    Implementation of a subset of Ball-Larus’s efficient path profiling algorithm.

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Fall, 2013

    Design and solving Sudoku using Evalutionary Algorithm.

  • Industrial Training Software
    Summer,2013

    Design and Implementation of a Learning Management System(LMS).

  • Data Storage And Retrieval
    Spring,, 2013

    Reading and processing of a massive text data, developing a code in Java.

  • Design of Programming Language
    Fall, 2012

    Design and Implementation of a Simple Programming language by OCaml.

  • Data Structure & Algorithms
    Fall, 2011

    Text Coding using Huffman Coding, Developing a code in Java.

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aalav003(AT)ucr.edu

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