Samir Tout

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Information Security and Applied Computing

211H Sill Hall


[email protected]


  • Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • MS, The University of Western Ontario
  • BS, The University of Western Ontario

Professional Summary

  • Associate Professor, September 2009 - 2014
  • Professor, September 2014 - present
  • Software designer, Perle Systems, Toronto, Ontario
  • Software developer, Unisys, Plymouth, MI
  • Senior principal IT/security consultant, Keane/GMAC, Southfield, MI
  • Systems architect, Compuware Corporation/OnStar, Detroit, MI

Courses Taught

  • IA 103: Information Security Overview
  • IA 329: Policy Development Info Assurance
  • IA 416: Applied Research Projects in Information Assurance
  • IA 542: Information System Security Overview for Managers
  • IA 642: Enterprise Security
  • IA 645: Data Mining for IA Security
  • IA 651: Enterprise Incident Response
  • IA 681: Data Mining for Security
  • IA 694: Professional Seminar in Information Security/Assurance
  • NITA 422: End-User Systems:Planning & Design
  • COT 894: Ph.D. Candidacy Seminar
  • COT 899: Ph.D. Dissertation Research

Selected Publications

  • Tout, S., Abualkibash, M., & Patil, P. (2018). Emerging Research in the Security of Modern and Autonomous Vehicles. EIT 2018.
  • Innocenzi, Rachael L.; Brown, Kaylee; Liggit, Peggy; Tout, Samir; Tanner, Andrea; Coutilish, Theodore; and Jenkins, Rocky J. (2018) ""Think Before You Click. Post. Type." Lessons learned from our University Cyber Security Awareness Campaign," Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice: Vol. 2018 : No. 1 , Article 3.
  • Hussain, S., Abualkibash, M., Tout, S. (2018). A Survey of Traffic Sign Recognition Systems Based on Convolutional Neural Networks. EIT 2018.
  • Mohammed Jawad, H., Tout, S., Abualkibash, M., Xie, Y. (2018). The Theory of Planned Behavior and High School Students Interest in Computer Science. EIT 2018.
  • Mohammed Jawad, H., Tout, S., Abualkibash, M., Xie, Y. (2018). Integrating Art and Animation in Teaching Computer Programming for High School Students Experimental Study. EIT 2018.
  • Padin, A., Kebede, Y., Morgan, M., Vorva, D., Fozdar, A., Kalvaitis, R., Remley, N., Tout, S., Kallitsis, M. (2017). Diagnosing False Data Injection Attacks in the Smart Grid: a Practical Framework for Home-Area Networks.Proceedings of the SGIoT Conference, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, July, 2017.
  • Kallitsis, M., Michailidis, G., and Tout, S. (2015). Correlative Monitoring for Detection of False Data Injection Attacks in Smart Grids. Proceedings of the IEEE SmartGridComm Conference, Miami, Florida, S2-4, November 2015.
  • Tout, S. (2014). The Need for Strategic Planning Toward Adopting Cloud Computing in Higher Education. The International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 255-263.

Patents / Awards / Grants

  • NSF Grant awarded 2014-2017: SaTC “Integrated Smart Grid Analytics for Anomaly Detection”
  • Academic Service – Learning (AS-L) Fellowship – Winter 2015
  • Faculty Research Fellowship – 2013-2014
  • eFellow Award – 2012
  • Two GM-CIO awards for industry consulting excellence
  • ITIL Foundation certified
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified
  • TOGAF certified
  • IEEE member
  • AOGEA member

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Self-Driving Car Engineer (Level 2)
  • Team Leadership Certification – Vehicle Cyber Security
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified, PMI member
  • SANS GIAC-GREM Certified
  • TOGAF Certified
  • ITIL Foundation Certified
  • Two GM-CIO awards for consulting excellence