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Ahmad Ghafarian, Ph.D

Title: Professor - Computer Science
Phone: 706-864-1498

Office: Barnes Hall, 123, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Information Security, Computer Forensics


Dr. Ahmad Ghafarian serves as professor of computer science in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia and has served UNG's students for more than 20 years. Dr. Ghafarian believes in fostering a positive teacher-student relationship by caring for the students’ well-being and understanding their difficulties in acquiring knowledge. A good teacher should be committed to bringing out the best in every student with their passion for teaching and love for the students.

Courses Taught

CSCI 4100: Operating Systems, CSCI 2700: Object-Oriented Systems, CSCI 3300: Systems Analysis and Design, CSCI 2150: Computer Ethics, CSCI 3050: Information Security, CSCI 3250: Computer Security, CSCI 3350: Computer Forensics, CSCI 4650: Network Security


  • Ph.D, Computer Science, University of Glasgow, UK, 1982
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Glasgow, UK, 1974
  • B.S., Mathematics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 1970
  • Postdoctoral Studies, Information Security, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), 2007
  • Graduate Certificate, Information Security, Purdue University, Indiana, 2003

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Ghafarian is interested in researching improved signal quality in large scale Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), analyzing network traffic to detect threats, and is a regular participant of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).


Cannols, B. and Ghafarian, A. (2017). Hacking Experiment Using USB Rubber Ducky Scripting. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 15(2), 66-71.

Ghafarian, A., and Hosseini Seno, S.A. (2016). Forensics Evaluation of Privacy of Portable Web Browsers. International Journal of Computer Applications, 132(16), 27-34.

Ghafarian, A., Hosseini Seno, S. A. (2015). Analysis of Privacy of Private Browsing Mode through Memory Forensics. International Journal of Computer Application, 132(16), 27-34.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Tuskegee University
1994 - 1996

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, College of Engineering
1992 - 1994

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Marycrest International University
1990 - 1992

Visiting Scholar
University of Chicago, Aragon National Lab
1989 - 1990

Assistant Professor
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Department of Math and Computer Science
1982 - 1989

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