Shideh Yavary Mehr

Shideh Yavary Mehr

  • Assistant Visiting Professor, Computer Science

Prior to her work at UWM, Dr. Yavary Mehr was the network administrator of Ministry of Road and Transportation, Iran, Tehran from 1999 to 2007. At Ministry, she was instrumental in initializing and leading the networking operations and was responsible for design, development, consulting, and training services in different network technologies, and initializing of central network servers such as DHCP, ISA and DNS, and Active Directory.

See Dr. Mehr's website.


  • PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2022
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2006
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 1998

Research Focus

  • Computer networks and software-defined networks,
  • Network functions virtualization, cloud-native infrastructure
  • AI/ML applications to networking and network security
  • Optical network
  • Datamining on Big Data

Presentations and Publications

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2022 IEEE Advance Network Telecommunication System (ANTS) best paper award
  • Recipient of the 2019 IEEE ACM CoNEXT 2019 best poster award
  • Fellow of the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program at UNL
  • Education Excellence Award in 2019, 2020 and 2022 as a distinguished teaching assistant at UNL

Community Involvement

  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of IEEE Communication Society
  • Served on the technical program committee of IEEE INFOCOM