The director of Software Design and Productivity Laboratory. He is also an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology,Department of Software Engineering andCenter for Cybersecurity. He has more than a decade of experience as a software architect and designer on large, data-intensive, meteorological and health care systems. In 2017, he has worked at the Air Force Research Laboratoryas a visiting faculty. Currently, he serves on advisory board of two leading software companies in the technology development sector. His paper "A Tactic-Centric Approach for Automating Traceability of Quality Concerns" receivedACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awardat 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 the2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture. Mirakhorli serves as associated editor forIEEE Software Blogon Software Architecture and Requirements.