Background and activities

Dr. Amir Sinaeepourfard is a research associate as well as a Postdoctoral candidate at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He holds the Ph.D. in Computer Architecture (focused on data and software management) with First Class Honors (Cum Laude) at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain, in 2018. In addition, he receives the M.S in Information Technology (Multimedia Computing) with First Class Honors at Multimedia University in Malaysia, in 2011, and the BEng in Computer Engineering (Hardware) from Azad University (Central Tehran Campus), Tehran, Iran in 2007. Prior to that, he has 10 years of practical experience of IT working in some of the largest companies (such as IT, Oil and Gas, and Bank industries). 

His current research interests include Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Large-Scale IoT Management, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Fog Computing, Data Management (including Centralized and Distributed Data Management), and Software Management (including Centralized and Distributed).

He is active to make supervision/co-supervision for undergraduate and postgraduate students by research and training. The details are shown below:

  • Master Students:

           1- Petter Rostrup (Title: "A Distributed-to-Centralized Architectural model for Smart City Services through Container Orchestration"), 2018-2019.

           2- Torbjørn Kirkevik Soltvedt (Title: "A Distributed-to-Centralized Cost Model through Service Selection for Smart Cities"), 2018-2019.

           3- Thomas Skuggevik, 2018-2019 (Title: "A Distributed-to-Centralized naming and routing mechanism model in Smart Cities"), 2018-2019.

  • Bachelor Students:

           1- IT2901 Course ID - Group number 17 (Marius Sundnes, Jonas Bjøralt Giske, Bjørn Magnus Valberg Iversen, Nils Christian Danielsen, Katrine Hveding, and Andreas Bergmo Johnsen)

Some Teaching Courses:

  • "Cloud Computing" and "Edge Computing" concepts under “TDT4240 Software Architecture” Course, March 2019.

Some Selected Projects and Activities:

Recent Publications:

1-   A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, "A Distributed-to-Centralized Smart Technology
Management (D2C-STM) model for Smart Cities: a Use Case in the Zero Emission Neighborhoods", The Fifth IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019), Casablanca, Morocco, October 2019.

2-   A.Sinaeepourfard, SA.Petersen, D.Ahlers"D2C-SM: Designing a Distributed-to-Centralized Software Management Architecture for Smart Cities", 18th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E 2019), Trondheim, Norway, September 2019.

3-   A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, "D2C-DM: Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management for Smart Cities based on two ongoing case studies", Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2019, London, UK, September 2019.

4- A.Sinaeepourfard, SA.Petersen, "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management through Data LifeCycle Models for Zero Emission Neighborhoods", TopHPC (High-Performance Computing)Tehran, Iran, April 2019.

5- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, D. Ahlers"F2c2C-DM: A Fog-to-cloudlet-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture in Smart City", IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 2019.

6-  A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, "A Big Data Management Architecture for Smart Cities based on Fog-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture", NOBIDS 2018, Trondheim, Norway, November 2018.

7-  A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, A.Gustavsen, "A Zero Emission Neighborhood Data Management Architecture for Smart City Scenario: Discussions Toward 6Vs Challenge", IEEE ICTC 2018, South of Korea, October 2018.

8-  A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "Data Preservation through Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) data management in smart cities", IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018), Washington DC, USA, May 2018.

9-  A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) data management in smart cities", Saionference on FTC 2017, Vancouver, Canada, November 2017.

10- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera,"A Novel Architecture for Efficient Fog to Cloud Data Management in Smart Cities", IEEE ICDCS 2017, Atlanta, USA, June 2017.

11- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "Towards a Comprehensive Data LifeCycle model for Big Data Environments", IEEE/ACM BDCAT 2016, Shangai, China, December 2016.

12- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, X.Yin, C.Wang,  "A Data LifeCycle Model for Smart Cities", IEEE conference on ICTC 2016, South of Korea, October 2016.

13- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "A Comprehensive Scenario Agnostic Data LifeCycle Model for an Efficient Data Complexity Management", IEEE conference on eScience 2016, Baltimore, USA, October 2016.

14- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, J.Cirera, G.Grau, F.Casaus, "Estimating Smart City Sensors Data generation and Future Data in the City of Barcelona", in IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2016, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, June 2016.

Recent Report:

1- A.Sinaeepourfard, SA.Petersen, J.Krogstie, "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management in Smart Cities", ZEN Annual Report 2018, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Dec 2019.

2- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, "Hierarchical Distributed Fog-to-Cloud Data Management in Smart Cties", Ph.D. thesis (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2017.

3- A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, "A Survey on Data Lifecycle Models: Discussions toward the 6Vs Challenges", Technical Report, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.

Recent Talks:

1- "D2C-SM: Designing a Distributed-to-Centralized Software Management Architecture for Smart Cities", 18th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E 2019), Trondheim, Norway, September 2019.

2- "D2C-DM: Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management for Smart Cities based on two ongoing case studies", Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2019, London, UK, September 2019.

3- "IoT and Octopus: A new sense of control into smart city solutions", Seminar on Gemini Center on Internet of Things, Oslo, Norway, May 2019.

4- "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management through Data LifeCycle Models for Zero Emission Neighborhoods", TopHPC (High-Performance Computing), Tehran, Iran, April 2019.

5- "F2c2C-DM: A Fog-to-cloudlet-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture in Smart City", IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 2019.

6- "Smart Data and Smart Services for Smart Cities", "Smart City Day" event, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Dec 2018.

7- "A Big Data Management Architecture for Smart Cities based on Fog-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture", NOBIDS 2018, Trondheim, Norway, November 2018.

8- "A Zero Emission Neighborhood Data Management Architecture for Smart City Scenario: Discussions Toward 6Vs Challenge", IEEE ICTC 2018, South of Korea, October 2018.

9- "IoT Data Management based on Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) ", Seminar on Gemini Center on Internet of Things, Trondheim, Norway, June 2018.

10- "Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) data management in Smart Cities", Saionference on FTC 2017, Vancouver, Canada, November 2017.

11- "A Data Management model for Smart Cities", School of Electronics and Information EngineeringTongji University, Shanghai, China, December 2016.

12- "Towards a Comprehensive Data LifeCycle model for Big Data Environments", IEEE/ACM BDCAT 2016, Shangai, China, December 2016.

13- "A Data LifeCycle Model for Smart Cities", ICTC 2016, Jeju Island, Korea, October 2016.

14- "Estimating Smart City Sensors Data generation and Future Data in the City of Barcelona", in IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2016, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, June 2016. 

Honors and Awards:

1- "Session Chair on three different sessions" in IEEE WF-IOT 2019, Ireland, April 2019.

2- Invited for the bid of the "Best Ph.D. Thesis Award" at UPC University (2016-17), Barcelona, Spain, March 2019.

3- DION Grant Winner for organizing the "Smart City Day" event, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Dec 2018.

4- "Session Chair on Smart City session" in IEEE ICTC 2018, South of Korea, October 2018.

5- "First Class Honors (Cum Laude) for the Ph.D. degree", Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2018.

6- "Local Committee member" in IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Vilanova i La Geltru, Spain, June 2017.

7- "FI-DGR" scholarship by Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) under contract number of 2015FI_B100186, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.

8- "Best Paper Award" in IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2016, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, June 2016.

9- "First Class Honors (CGPA 3.75 out of 4.0) for the M.S degree", Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 2011.