Amir Chinaei

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


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
Selected Publications
  • Fatemeh Amiri, Nasser Yazdani, Azadeh Shakery, and Amir H. Chinaei, Hierarchical Anonymization Algorithms against Background Knowledge Attack in Data Releasing, in International Journal of Knowledge-Based Systems, 101, pp. 71-89, June 2016
  • Jose Martinez Rivera, Luis Medina Ramos, and Amir H. Chinaei, Non-Consent Data Retrieval while Using Web or Email Services, in the 4th International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications, pp. 316-325, France, July 2015
  • Jose‚ R. D¡az-Palacios, Victor J. Romo-Aledo, and Amir H. Chinaei, “Biometric Access Control for e-Health Records in Pre-hospital Care”, Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS 2013)
  • Amir H. Chinaei, Rosa Karimi Adl, Chenen Liang, and Ken Barker, “Decentralized Privacy Preservation in Social Networks”, Journal of Business Information Systems (JBIS), 9(4), 2012
  • Kambiz Ghazinour, Sampson Pun, Maryam Majedi, Amir H. Chinaei, and Ken Barker, “Extending SQL to Support Privacy Policies”. A chapter in “From Sociology to Computing in Social Networks: Theory, Foundations and Applications”, edited by Nasrullah Memon and Reda Alhaj, 2010
Amir Chinaei
Staff Information
Campus Address
Lassonde Building Rm. 3048 (LAS3048)
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