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Dr. Shakiba is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Information Technology, Monash University, Malaysia. He had his Master of IT and PhD in Computer Engineering from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2012 and 2015. He was appointed as a Technical Executive and Research Assistant at the Engineering Faculty, UKM from 2011 to 2015. His research mainly focuses on RFID tag estimation methods and anti-collision algorithms. During his study he was the committee member of the IEEE UKM Student Branch and president of Iranian Students Association. 

He is the co-founder of the Shakiba Data Processing Company and Shakiba Open Technical and Vocational Institute in the domain of Information Technology. Before he joined UKM in 2009, he was the CEO of the company and the Director of the institute for 7 years. 


  • PhD in Computer Engineering, UKM, Malaysia, 2015
  • Master of Information Technology, UKM, Malaysia, 2012
  • Bachelor in Computer – Software Engineering, PNU, Iran, 2007 


Research Interests

  • RFID Technology and Applications
  • RFID Tag Estimation Methods
  • Anti-Collision Algorithms
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities and Smart Traffic Control
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


  • Masoud Shakiba, J.S. Mandeep, M.T. Islam, E. Sundararajan, A. Zavvari, "Appling Cubic Spline Method to Estimate the Number of RFID Tags in Error-Prone Communication Channels", Wireless Personal Communications, Springer, Volume: 83, Issue: 1, 2015, page: 361-382
  • Masoud Shakiba, J.S. Mandeep, E. Sundararajan, A. Zavvari, M.T. Islam, "Extending Birthday Paradox Theory to Estimate the Number of Tags in RFID systems", PLoS One, Public Library Science, Volume: 9, Issue: 4, e95425, 2014, page: 1-11
  • Masoud Shakiba, E. Sundararajan, A. Zavvari, M.T. Islam “Cubic Spline-Based Tag Estimation Method in RFID Multi-Tags Identification Process”, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE Canada, Volume: 36, Issue: 1, winter 2013, page: 11-17
  • K. Bakhtiyari, H. Salehi, M.A. Embi, Masoud Shakiba, A. Zavvari, M. Shahbazi-Moghadam, N. Ale Ebrahim, M. Mohammadjafari. "Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing", International Education Studies, Volume: 7, Issue: 7, 2014, page: 52-62
  • N. Ale Ebrahim, H. Salehi, M.A. Embi, M. Danaee, M. Mohammadjafari, A. Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, M. Shahbazi-Moghadam, "Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers", Modern Applied Science, Volume: 8, Issue: 5, 2013, page: 63-69
  • Masoud Shakiba, E. Sundararajan, A. Zavvari, “Fitted Dynamic Framed Slotted ALOHA Anti-Collision Algorithm in RFID Systems”, The 5th International Conference on IT & Multimedia at UNITEN (ICIMU 2011), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, M.T. Islam, E. Sundararajan, J.S. Mandeep, "Computational Cost Analysis on Securing RFID Protocols Conforming to EPC Class-1 Generation-2 Standard", Procedia Technology, Volume: 11, 2013, page: 778-784
  • Badpa, B. Yavar, Masoud Shakiba, J.S. Mandeep, "Effects of Knowledge Management System in Disaster Management through RFID Technology Realization", Procedia Technology, Volume: 11, 2013, page: 785-793
  • Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, M.T. Islam, J.S. Mandeep, "Theoretical Analysis of RFID Security Protocols", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia