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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Shahram S. Heydari

Associate Professor

Information Technology

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3012
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3440

Research topics

  • network protocols and services
  • critical infrastructure reliability and failure recovery
  • software-defined infrastructures
  • cloud-based content delivery
  • quality of service and traffic modeling


Prior to joining Ontario Tech University, Shahram S. Heydari worked for more than 10 years in the telecommunication and networking industry where he held positions as a system designer, project engineer, and member of scientific staff.


  • PhD University of Ottawa, Ontario
  • Master of Applied Science Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Master of Science Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Bachelor of Science Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Networking I and II
  • Basic Digital Transmission
  • Advanced Communication Networks
  • Introduction to Cloud Services
  • Network Performance Analysis

Research and expertise

  • Network Protocols and Services
  • Critical Infrastructure Reliability and Failure Recovery
  • Software-Defined Infrastructures
  • Cloud-Based Content Delivery
  • Quality of Service and Traffic Modeling


  • Involvement
    • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
    • Co-director of Ontario Tech University's Advanced Networking Technology and Security (ANTS) Lab.
    • Cluster leader at IEEE standards Working Group on Performance for Virtualized Environments (P1916.1).