Professor Vahab Pournaghshband

Vahab Pournaghshband

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Pournaghshband is the founder and director of Networks & Security Research Laboratory (Nets Lab). He is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive learning environment in computer science, and consistently develops pedagogies to incorporate cybersecurity into all computer science courses. Dr. Pournaghshband is the recipient of Fulbright Scholar Award in Austria.

Research Areas

  • Computer networks
  • Computer security
  • Computer science education


  • PhD, Computer Science, UCLA
  • MS, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Awards & Distinctions

  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, 2020
  • Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award, The Engineers’ Council, 2016

Selected Publications