Hossein Rahnama

 

Visiting Professor
rahnama@mit.edu
E15-385

Hossein Rahnama is a visiting professor at the Human Dynamics and Changing Places groups at the MIT Media Lab. He is also an assistant professor at the RTA School of Media and the Co- Founder/Director of Research at the federally funded Ryerson Centre for Cloud and Context Aware Computing (Rc4) in Toronto/Canada. His research combines artificial intelligence, mobile human-computer interaction and the effective design of persuasive contextual services on the Internet. In 2012, he was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as one of the Top Innovators under the age of 35 (TR35) for his research in self- adaptive computing. The Smithsonian named Hossein as one of the top six innovators to watch in 2013, and he won the Motorola Golden Idea Innovation award in the same year. Hossein has 25 publications and 10 patents in ubiquitous computing. He served as a Council Member at the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and is currently serving on the board of the Canadian Science Publishing (CSP). His research spin-off company, Flybits, received venture funding from Vodafone Ventures and Bosch Ventures in 2014, and in 2015 became one of Deloitte’s Fast 50 companies to watch. Hossein is also the co-founder of Ryerson DMZ, which in 2015 became the number #1 university business incubator in North America and #3 in the world by the Swedish UBI Index.

Selected PATENTS

PATENT: (PRIMARY INVENTOR) (US, CANADA, CHINA, INDIA, EU, UK)
1. H. Rahnama and A. Sadeghian, “Method, Apparatus and System for Social Networking,”

WO/2009/111853, PCT/CA2008/000475.

PATENT: (PRIMARY INVENTOR) US, CANADA

  1. H. RAHNAMA, PCT/UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION 61599,095 “APPLICATION-ZONE ORIENTED APPLICATIONSSYSTEMS & METHODS"

  2. H. RAHNAMA, UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION WO 2013120163 A3 “ZONE ORIENTED SYSTEMS"

  3. H. RAHNAMA, UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION US20150031398 “ZONE-BASED INFORMATION LINKING, SYSTEMS AND METHODS"

  4. 4. H. RAHNAMA, UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION 62/251,625 “HOVER ATTACHMENT FOR MOBILEDEVICE" – FILED NOVEMBER 2015

  5. 4. H. RAHNAMA, UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION US20150181400 “TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROVIDINGUSER CENTRIC INTERFACES" – FILED DECEMBER 2015

SELECTED PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

Davoudpour, M. ; Sadeghian, A. ; Rahnama, H., ”Synthesizing Social Context for Making Internet of Things Environments More Immersive), 6th IEEE International Conference on the Network of the Future (NOF), pp. 1 – 6 Montreal, Canada, October 2015.

Davoudpour, M.; Sadeghian, A. ; Rahnama, H., “CANthings” (Context Aware Network for the Design

of Connected Things) Service Modeling Based on Timed CPN, The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), Anaheim, California, USA, February 2015.

Davoudpour, M. ; Despot, S.; Tiwari, M.; Rahnama, H., CANthings: Context-Aware Networks for the Design of Connected Things, the 4th International Conference of Internet of Things (MIT IoT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, October 2014.

Davoudpour, M. ; Masoumi, A. ; Sadeghian, A. ; Rahnama, H., A formal Ontology Alignment for CANthings (Context Aware Network for the Connected Things), 8th IEEE International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies (NGMAST), Oxford, UK, 2014.

Davoudpour, M. ; Masoumi, A. ; Sadeghian, A. ; Rahnama, H. , “CANthings”: Context-Aware Networks for the Design of Connected Things, World Automation Congress (WAC), pp. 468 – 473, 2014.

H. Rahnama, A. Sadeghian and A. M. Madni, “Relational Attribute Integrated Matching Algorithm (RAIMA) for the Design of Spontaneous Computer Mediated Social Networks,” IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 80-90, 2012.

J. Floch, C. Frà, R. Fricke, K. Geihs, J. Lorenzo, S. Melhase, N. Paspallis, H. Rahnama, P.A. Ruiz, U. Scholz, E. Soladana, M. Wagner., “Playing MUSIC - Building context-aware and self-adaptive mobile applications, Wiley “Software: Practice and Experience Journal” – Published, March 2012

Rahnama, H., Jamshidi, S. and Shepard A., “CAMPUS: Context Aware Mobile Platform for Uniformed Security”, in Proc. Of the 2011 ACM Ubicomp 2011 Conference, Beijing, China, Sept 17- 21, 2011 – Adjunct with Ubicomp Demo Session

Rahnama, H., Kramaric P., Sadeghian A. and Shepard A., “Self-Adaptive Middleware for the Design of Context-Aware Software Applications in Public Transit Systems”, in Proc. Of the 2011 ACM Ubicomp 2011 Conference, Beijing, China, Sept 17-21, 2011

Rahnama, H. and Sadeghian, A., “A Model Driven Development Framework for the Design of Context Aware Computing Environments ”, in Proc. of the 2010 World Automation Congress, Kobe, Japan, Oct 3-5, 2010

Invited Paper: Rahnama, H., Sadeghian, A. and Madni, A., “Self-Adaptive Middleware for Building Context-Aware Software for Public Transit Systems.”, in Proc. 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing, Limassol , Cyprus, March 3- 5 2010.

Rahnama, H., Sadeghian, A., Ferworn A., “A Context-Aware Development Framework for Building Self-Adaptive Mobile Software for Public Transport Systems,” in Proc. of the 2009 16th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 2009.

T. Schmidt, H. Rahnama and A. Sadeghian, "A Review of Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Cryptosystems," in Proc. of the International Symposium on Soft Computing for Industry (ISSCI 2008).

Rahnama, H., Aubry X., and Isabelli G., “Adaptive Context- Aware Mobile Services - Solutions to help disabled people in public transport systems” in Proc. of the 2008 Smart Mobility Conference, Sophia Antipolis, France, Sept. 17-19, 2008.

Rahnama, H., Sadeghian, A. and Madni, A., “Adaptive Social Contexts in Ad Hoc Mobile Networks”, in Proc. Of the IEEE 2008 International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing, St. Julian, Malta, March 12- 14 2008.

Rahnama, H., Sadeghian, A. and Madni, A., “Social Context Awareness in Ad Hoc System of Systems”, in Proc. Of the IEEE 2007 International Conference of System of Systems, San Antonio, TX, USA , April 23- 25 2007.

Ferworn A., Sadeghian A., Barnum K., Ostrom D., Rahnama H., Woungang I., "Canine as Robot in Directed Search", IEEE SoSE 2007, April 16-18, 2007, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Ferworn, A.; Sadeghian, A.; Barnum, K.; Ostrom, D.; Rahnama, H.; Woungang, I.; , "Rubble Search with Canine Augmentation Technology," System of Systems Engineering, 2007. SoSE '07. IEEE International Conference on System of Systems , vol., no., pp.1-6, 16-18 April 2007

Rahnama, H., Sadeghian, A. and Melek, W., “Fuzzy Bayesian models for Classification and Risk analysis in Diagnosis”, in Proc. of the 2006 World Automation Congress(WACONG), Budapest, Hungary, Jul 24-26, 2006.

Rahnama H., and Sadeghian, A., “A Generic Expert System with Fuzzy Bayesian Inference for Medical Classification and Diagnosis in Cardiology,”in Proc. of the 5th ICUE 2006.

Ferworn, A., Rahnama, H., Sadeghian, A., H. Pham, C. Erikson, K. Barnum, D. Ostrom, L. Dell’Agnese, "Urban Search and Rescue with Canine Augmentation Technology" 2006 IEEE International Conference of Systems of Systems (SoSE’06), Los Angeles, USA, Apr 24-26, 2006.