Paria Shirani is an Assistant Professor at the School of EECS at University of Ottawa. Prior to her appointment at the University of Ottawa, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). Paria joined Toronto Metropolitan University from an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship position at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA. During her PhD, she was awarded the FRQNT Doctoral Scholarship. Paria received her Ph.D. degree in information systems engineering from Concordia University.