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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston College, Department of Computer Science. My research interests are Wireless Networks, Optimization, Wireless Communication, Probability and Statistics, and Information Theory. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

You can see more details on my Google Scholar profile, my ResearchID Profile, and my Publons profile. My ORCID ID is 0000-0003-0839-6428.

Journal Publications:

  1. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi, Dennis Goeckel, “Covert Communications in Multi-Channel Slotted ALOHA Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2020.
  2. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi, Donald Towsley, Boulat A Bash, Saikat Guha, Dennis Goeckel, “Multi-Hop Routing in Covert Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 3656-3669, 2018.
  3. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi, Hossein Pishro-Nik, Dennis Goeckel, “Energy-Efficient Secrecy in Wireless Networks Based on Random jamming“, IEEE Transactions on Communication, vol. 65, issue 6, pp. 2522-2533, 2017.
  4. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi, Hossein Pishro-Nik, Dennis Goeckel, “Energy-Efficient Routing in Wireless Networks in the Presence of Jammers“, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, issue 10, pp. 6828-6842, 2016.
  5. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Dennis Goeckel, Hossein Pishro-Nik, “Jamming Based on an Ephemeral Key to Obtain Everlasting Security in Wireless Environments”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 6072-6081, 2015.
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  6. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Dennis Goeckel, Hossein Pishro-Nik, “Everlasting Secrecy by Exploiting Non-Idealities of the Eavesdropper’s Receiver“, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1828-1839, 2013.

Refereed Conference Papers:

  1. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi, Dennis Goeckel, “Covert Communication in Packet Collision Channels”, in Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2019.
  2. Dennis Goeckel, Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Tamara Sobers, Boulat A Bash, Don Towsley, Saikat Guha, “Covert Communication in a Dynamic Interference Environment”, in Proceedings of IEEE 19th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2018.
  3. Dennis Goeckel, Boulat Bash, Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Saikat Guha, Don Towsley, “Covert active sensing of linear systems”, in Proceedings of IEEE 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2017.
  4. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Boulat A Bash, Donald Towsley, Dennis Goeckel, Saikat Guha, “Covert Communication over Classical-Quantum Channels”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 2064-2068, Barcelona, Spain, July 2016.
  5. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Dennis Goeckel, Hossein Pishro-Nik, “Everlasting Secrecy in Disadvantaged Wireless Environments against Sophisticated Eavesdroppers”, in Proceedings of 48th IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Asilomar, CA, November 2014 (best student paper finalist).
  6. Dennis Goeckel, Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Cagatay Capar, “Everlasting Secrecy in Wireless Communications: Challenges and Approaches“, XXXIth General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), Beijing, China, August 2014.
  7. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Hossein Pishro-Nik, Majid Ghaderi, Dennis Goeckel, “On the Impact of Dynamic Jamming on End-to-End Delay in Linear Wireless Networks“, in Proceedings of 48th IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, March 2014.
  8. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi, Hossein Pishro-Nik, Dennis Goeckel, “Jamming-Aware Minimum Energy Routing in Wireless Networks“, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Sydney, Australia, June 2014.
  9. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Dennis Goeckel, Hossein Pishro-Nik, “Artificial Intersymbol Interference (ISI) to Exploit Receiver Imperfections for Secrecy“, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 2950-2954, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.
  10. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Dennis Goeckel, Hossein Pishro-Nik, “Exploiting the Non-Commutativity of Nonlinear Operators for Information-Theoretic Security in Disadvantaged Wireless Environments“, in Proceedings of 50th IEEE Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, October 2012.
  11. Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Dennis Goeckel, Hossein Pishro-Nik, Don Towsley, “Physical Layer Security from Inter-session Interference in Large Wireless Networks”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), pp. 1179-1187, Orlando, FL, March 2012.