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Hello, My name is

Mehran Pourvahab

PhD in Computer Engineering
Machine Learning Specialist
ML Specialist in Healthcare
MikroTik Trainer
MikroTik Consultant
IT and Networking
Data Scientist
Cyber Security Engineer
Blockchain Engineer

I am a Researcher at HULTIG – Centre for Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics at the University of Beira Interior.


Mehran Pourvahab is a highly accomplished researcher and educator with a background in computer engineering and extensive experience in the fields of Medical Informatics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud Security, Cloud Forensics, Software-defined Networking, and Blockchain Technology. On February 20, 2020, he attained his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the Azad University of Rasht Branch, Iran, where his groundbreaking thesis on collecting reliable legal evidence on cloud networks forensics earned him top honors with a thesis evaluation of 20/20. He holds multiple professional certifications, including MikroTik Certified Routing Engineer, MikroTik Certified Wireless Engineer, and Cyberoam Certified Network & Security Professional. In August 2022, In August 2022, Dr. Pourvahab completed one postdoctoral position and pursued another postdoc at the University of Beira Interior in Portugal. His first postdoctoral position was at the C4 – Cloud Computing Competences Centre. He researched and developed a platform to identify, monitor, warn, and predict relevant cardiac, neurodegenerative, and behavioral disease events. In his ongoing second postdoctoral position at the Assisted Living Computing and Telecommunications Laboratory (ALLab), he is working on researching and developing predictive algorithms and knowledge-based modules in Medical Informatics. Starting in 2016, he dedicated his expertise as a faculty member in the computer department at Azad University, Langarud Branch, for five years. He has been a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society since 2012. In addition, he has been an active participant in the Iranian ICT Guild Organization, serving as head of the security and network commission and commission membership of network and security. Additionally, he was the Chairman of the Board of MehranNet Internet Service Provider and established the first computer store in the counties of Rudsar & Langarud, Guilan province, Iran, in 1997. Mehran has extensive publications, including papers in prestigious journals such as IEEE Access. He has also presented workshops on topics such as Blockchain and Cloud Networks and has reviewed many articles for various journals and conferences. In addition to his research contributions, Mehran has a proven track record as an educator. He has taught courses on computer networks, data communications, and programming languages at universities and technical institutes in Iran. He has also supervised and co-supervised master’s students, and has served on the jury for master’s thesis defense. Dr. Pourvahab’s contributions to the field of computer engineering, medical informatics, and network security have been widely recognized, with his work focusing on data science, health data science, cloud network forensics, network security, and blockchain technology. He is a highly sought-after consultant and trainer in the field of networking and internet security, having earned his Mikrotik trainer certificate in 2011 and serving as an official adviser grade 3 in networking and internet. Dr. Pourvahab’s passion for research and dedication to advancing the field of computer engineering, data science, medical informatics, and network security is evident in his numerous publications, which have been widely cited and recognized by his peers. His commitment to excellence and outstanding contributions to the field make him a highly respected and valued research community member. Overall, Mehran’s diverse range of expertise and accomplishments make him an outstanding candidate for any academic or industry position related to medical informatics, computer networks, cybersecurity, or machine learning.

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Ph.D. in Computer Engineering | Medical Informatics | MikroTik Trainer & Consultant | IT and Networking Official Consultant | Data Scientist | Cyber Security Engineer and Consultant

Mehran Pourvahab

What We Do?


Consulting, Design, and Implementation types of network.
Providing all kinds of network services including Wireless, Security, Routing, AAA, …
Using brands and technologies: Cisco, MikroTik, Microsoft, Linux,…

Medical Informatics & Data Science & AI

Deploying the operational best solutions for data science / artificial intelligence.
Offering a comprehensive suite of machine learning, data analytics, and AI offerings, especially in healthcare.


Networking complete course Basic to Advanced
MikroTik courses
Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
Cyber Security


SPKT: Secure Port Knock-Tunneling, an Enhanced Port Security Authentication Mechanism

Mehran Pourvahab, Reza Ebrahimi Atani, Laleh Boroumand, “SPKT: Secure Port Knock-Tunneling, an Enhanced Port Security Authentication Mechanism”, IEEE Symposium on Computers & Informatics (ISCI 2012), 18 – 20 March 2012, Penang, Malaysia.

A Cluster-Based Opposition Differential Evolution Boosted By a Local Search for ECG Signal Classification

Mehran Pourvahab , Seyed Jalaleddin Mousavirad, Henriques Zacarias, Nuno Pombo, Virginie Felizardo, Hamzeh Mohammadigheymasi, Nuno M.Garcia, “A Cluster-Based Opposition Differential Evolution Boosted By a Local Search for ECG Signal Classification,” Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, (Under Review)

Gender Classification Using nonstandard ECG Signals – A Conceptual Framework of Implementation

Henriques Zacarias, Virginie Felizardo, Leonice Souza-Pereira, André Pinho, Susana Ramos, Mehran Pourvahab, Nuno Garcia & Nuno Pombo, “Gender Classification Using nonstandard ECG Signals – A Conceptual Framework of Implementation,” 2023, pp. 108–120. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-28663-6_9.

An Efficient Forensics Architecture in Software-Defined Networking-IoT using Blockchain Technology

Mehran Pourvahab, Gholamhossein Ekbatanifard,  Journal of IEEE Access, Vol.7, pp.99573-99588, July 2019.

Digital Forensics Architecture for Evidence Collection and Provenance Preservation in IaaS Cloud Environment Using SDN and Blockchain Technology

Mehran Pourvahab, Gholamhossein Ekbatanifard, Journal of IEEE Access, Vol.7, pp. 153349-153364, October 2019.

A Review of Techniques to Resolve the Hidden Node Problem in Wireless Networks

L.Boroumand, R.H.Khokhar, L.A.Bakhtiar and M.Pourvahab, “A Review of Techniques to Resolve the Hidden Node Problem in Wireless Networks”, Smart Computing Review, vol. 2, no. 2, April 2012, Korea. (Published)


Postdoctoral Associate

from Dec 2021


ALLB, Computer Department, University of Beira Interior

Medical Informatics · Data Science · Research · Machine Learning · Data Analysis · Deep Learning

Te work plan includes scientific and technological research tasks carried out in order to research and develop a platform to identify, monitor, warn and predict relevant events in the fields of Cardiology and Neurodegenerative and Behavioral diseases.

Blockchain Researcher

from Mar 2022


Plus Foundation

Polkadot js plus is actually Polkadot js extension, plus new features. It is a user-friendly wallet to interact with the Polkadot/Substrate based blockchains through a browser. It allows users to access their account(s), which can also be used to interact with decentralized apps.

Faculty Member

from Sep. 2016 to Feb.2021


Azad University

A faculty member of the Computer Department, Langarud Branch

Head of the Department of Computer, Langarud Branch, from Sep. 2017 to Jan.2021

Academics & Skills.

  • 2015-2020

    Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

    Azad University

  • 2011-2013

    Master of Information Technology Engineering – Networking

    University of Guilan

  • 2008-2011

    Bachelor of Computer Software Engineering

    Azad University









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