Dr. Maliheh Shirvanian joined Visa Research as a Staff Research Scientist in September 2018. Maliheh received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. She received her M.S. and B.S. in Computer Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University and University of Tehran in 2006 and 2003, respectively. Prior to joining Visa, Maliheh was a Graduate Intern at VERISIGN, a Lecturer at Islamic Azad University, and over ten years of hands-on experience managing and engineering networking and security projects.
As a member of the Security team, her research interests are in authentication, system security and user-centered security. She is the inventor of five patents and has published 16 papers in several international conferences and journals, including Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), Public-Key Cryptography (PKC) and others.