I was a Ph.D. student under advisory of
Dr. Rasool Jalili in the Data and Network Security Laboratory (DNSL)
from Sep. 2009, and earned my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in Feb. 2016. My thesis title was “Management of Uncertainty in Computational Trust.”
Distributed systems (especially Peer-to-Peer and multi-agent systems),
Data and network security and privacy,
Some master students also worked in the trust field and we formed a trust group in our lab. They were focused on the following topics:
Inferring trust using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in social networks,
Attacks on trust models and generalizing prevention techniques,
New security applications of trust.
I think the following papers are good starting points for trust research (suggestions are welcomed):
A Survey of Trust and Reputation Systems for Online Service Provision, by A. Jøsang, R. Ismail, and C. Boyd, in Decision Support Systems, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 618-644, Mar. 2007. [doi:10.1016/j.dss.2005.05.019] (citations: 1190+)
A Survey of Trust in Computer Science and the Semantic Web, by D. Artz and Y. Gil, in Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 58-71, Jun. 2007. [doi:10.1016/j.websem.2007.03.002] (citations: 250+)
Trust on the World Wide Web: A Survey, by J. Golbeck, in Foundations and Trends in Web Science, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 131-197, 2006. [doi:10.1561/1800000006]
Towards Pre-Standardization of Trust and Reputation Models for Distributed and Heterogeneous Systems, by F. Gómez Mármol and G. Martínez Pérez, in Computer Standards & Interfaces, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 185-196, Jun. 2010. [doi:10.1016/j.csi.2010.01.003]
I have compiled Persian and English glossaries for my M.S. thesis and Ph.D. thesis and proposal which can be helpful in
trasnlating technical texts and writing dissertations:
Uncertainty in Probabilistic Trust Models, The 1st ISC (Iranian Society of Cryptology) Workshop on Computational Trust, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran, Dec. 14, 2011.
Trust in the Virtual World, ISC (Iranian Society of Cryptology) Monthly Seminar, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Oct. 24, 2011. (Slides in English; 1.6MB)
Logic Programming and Prolog, Student Lecture, Programming Languages Design Course (Instructor: Dr. Marjan Sirjani), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Fall 2005. (Slides in English; 773KB)
Correctness Verification in Database Outsourcing: A Trust-Based Fake Tuples Approach, by Simin Ghasemi, Morteza Noferesti, Mohammad Ali Hadavi, Sadegh Dorri Nogoorani, and Rasool Jalili, in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS
2012), Springer, Guwahati, India, Dec. 2012, LNCS, vol. 7671, pp. 343-351. (to appear) (in English)
Measuring Software Security Using SAN Models, by Sadegh Dorri Nogoorani, Mohammad Ali Hadavi, and Rasool Jalili, in Proceedings of the 9th ISC International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ISCISC 2012), IEEE Computer Society Press, Tabriz, Iran, Sep. 2012. (to appear) (in English; 598KB) [Slides]
Mobile Payment Framework Based on
J2ME, by Sadegh Dorri Nogoorani and Mahmoud Reza Hashemi, in Proceedings of the 13th National Conference of the Iranian Computer Society,
Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran, Mar. 2008. (in Persian; 777KB)
An Algorithm for Object Visual Search in Color Images Using
Neural Networks, by Sadegh Dorri Nogoorani and S. Reza Afraz, in
Proceedings of the 1st Iraninan Conference on Mashine Vision and Image Processing,
Birjand, Iran, Mar. 2001, pp. 383-389. (as poster, in Persian) [Download from ISMVIP]
Note: Electronic versions of the papers are provided for personal use only. Reproduction and/or redistribution may be under copyright restrictions.
I wrote my thesis in LaTeX (XeLatex+XePersian), and highly encourage you to give it a try... You'll love it... More info on the پارسی لاتک (ParsiLaTeX) web site.
I'm a Debian GNU/Linux/KDE user. Because of maturity, usability, stability, good software support, and being free as in freedom, +ultimate support for Persian!
I strongly advise all researchers to use a reference manager. I have tried JabRef and Mendeley, but Zotero is my choice. I store not only my references but
also ebooks and web pages in Zotero. In addition, you may use Zotero Scholar Citations add-on to automatically lookup
and store the number of citations besides each paper from Google Scholar in Zotero.