Dr. Nur zincir-Heywood


I am a full professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am interested in designing and developing intelligent and secure systems for modeling and analyzing different behaviours on applications, services and networks.

On May 30th, 2017, I was recognized as a digital diversity leader by Digital Nova Scotia and earned the 2017 Women Leaders in the Digital Economy. Check it out here! This is a great honour and a pleasure. One of the best days of my life!

Thank you Digital Nova Scotia and Thank you Dalhousie Computer Science!

   There are interesting conferences and workshops I’m involved with:

Forum AI Responsible 2017, Gender Summit 2017, CyberSmart 2017, IEEE AnNet 2017, ACM SecDef 2017, and ACM GECCO‘2017 Tutorial on Network Management and Security.

And Journal Special Issues on which I’m a Guest Editor: For IEEE TNSM, Wiley IJNM.

    What a great time we had at our first “Dal FCS Hands on Security Day”! Thanks a lot to 2Keys and Cisco for sponsoring our event on December 16, 2016! And of course, thanks a lot to all of our students who made it a day of fun with great detective work :-)

    Thanks to everyone who attended the “Big Dream” screening event. We had a packed house :-)

    Did you see our story on “RED VS. BLUE: CS STUDENTS COMPETE IN CYBER‑SECURITY SHOWDOWN”? Check it out here!

    It was an honour and a big pleasure for me to give the Fall 2014 Convocation Address (Oct 6th @ 9:30 AM) this year! Congratulations to all the graduands and their family & friends!

    Our research was also covered in the Computer Science Magazine!


Hi everyone :-)

Dalhousie University, Computer Science:

Full Professor: 2010 - present

Associate Professor: 2004 - 2010

Assistant Professor: 2000 - 2004