Haadi Jafarian

1380 Lawrence St, Rm 815, Denver, CO
Tel: 303-315-0225

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of Active Cyber and Infrastructure Defense (ACID) lab at University of Colorado Denver. I received my Ph.D. from University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2017. My research interest lies in a spectrum of topics in security and privacy, including but not limited to active cyber defense (ACD), security analytics and automation, big data analytics for security and privacy, and securing critical infrastructures including cyber-physical systems, and Internet-of-Things.

Research Interests

My primary research interests include:

  • Active Cyber Defense for Emerging Threats on Networks, Applications and Infrastructures

  • Big Data Analytics for Cyber Threat Intelligence

  • Security for Cyber-Physical Systems & Critical Infrastructures

  • Security for Internet-of-Things

  • Security Analytics and Automation

Word Cloud of Publications


(Citations: 1089, h-index: 11, i10-index: 12)


Cyber and Infrastructure Defense

Fall 2020

This crosslisted course presents analytical study of state-of-the-art attack and defense paradigms in cyber systems and infrastructures. Analysis will focus on: theoretical foundations of cybersecurity, practical development of novel technical defense techniques and analysis of alternatives.

Web Application Development

Spring 2021

This hands-on course introduces the fundamentals of developing full-stack Web applications, using NodeJS, MongoDB, and front-end technologies including AngularJS and ViewJS. At the end of this course, students will be able to build their own browser-based applications for e-commerce and other applications that require Web access to server-based resources.


Prospective Students
I am looking for strong students with an interest in information/cyber security and privacy. Students must have a strong technical background, good programming skills, and be willing to work hard. If you are interested in my research, please send me an email. More information about how to apply and minimum requirements are available here.

Ph.D. Students
  • Masoumeh Abolfathi
  • Mahsa Rahimian
  • Amin Kamranfar
  • Bader Aldawsari
  • Matthew Zhu

MS.c. Students
  • Kuntal Das
  • Thomas Bekman