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Samir Tout, Ph.D.


Information Assurance

School of Information Security and Applied Computing

206 F Roosevelt Hall


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.Sc The University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc The University of Western Ontario

September 2009 - 2014 - Associate Professor
September 2014 - present - Professor

Samir Tout, Ph.D

Professional Summary

  • 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

Interests and Expertise


  • 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.

Selected Presentations

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


-       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

Awards and Patents

  • Two GM-CIO awards for industry consulting excellence
  • ITIL Foundation Certified
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified
  • TOGAF Certified
  • IEEE Member
  • AOGEA Member

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