Mehdi Mirakhorli is Kodak Endowed Scholar and Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, an afiliated member of Global Cyber Secirty Institute and Software Engineering Department at RIT. Mirakhorli is the director of Software Design and Productivity Laboratory. His research relates to software assurance, cybersecurity, resiliency and software analysis. His team has developed techniques based on program analysis, software verification and custom machine learning algorithms to solve software engineering problems in the areas such as software architecture analysis, requirements engineering, software security, software compliance and verification, and source code comprehension. Miakhorli has led several large fundamental research and technology transition projects with the Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Science Foundation (NSF). He has more than a decade of experience as a software architect and tech-lead on large, complex and multi-stakeholder projects such as AI-enabled auotmation, cyber-threats and intelligence, data-intensive meteorological systems, and health care. In 2017, he has worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory as a visiting faculty. Currently, he serves on advisory board of two leading software companies in the technology development sector. Mirakhorli is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award. His paper "A Tactic-Centric Approach for Automating Traceability of Quality Concerns" received ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE'2012. Mirakhorli's paper "Understanding Software Vulnerabilities Related to Architectural Security Tactics: An Empirical Investigation of Chromium, PHP and Thunderbird" received the Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture. Mirakhorli serves as associated editor for IEEE Software Blog on Software Architecture and Requirements. He is a public speaker in the area of software architecture and application security. He has been ALTA Distinguished Speaker at Alcatel-Lucent, given talks at SATURN Conference, and several technical briefings.