I am an assistant professor with the Computer Engineering Department at KFUPM. My research focuses on Cybersecurity. In particular, I work on research problems related to data privacy. More recently, I started to develop some interest on research relating data security and privacy and quantum computing. For more details, see my research interests.

I earned my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2018. My advisor was Prof. Arif Ghafoor. Prior to that, I earned my MS degree from KAUST and Bachelor degree from KFUPM in 2008 and 2011, respectively. I am a member of the Dependable and Secure System Lab at KFUPM.

Latest news

October 2020 
BeeCast won the 2nd place in the 2021 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Congratulations Asaad Alghamdi, Younes Balah, and Mohammed Albejadi You can find the paper here.
September 2020 
In summer 2020, KFUPM has approved  21 new CX programs and 15 new MX programs. This Fall, I am teaching three courses:
1- COE 526 Data Privacy
2- COE 426 Data Privacy
3- COE 466 Quantum Architecture and Algorithms
July 2020
Our demo paper entitled "BeeCast: A Collaborative Video Streaming System" has been accepted in the Demo track of MobiCom 2020. This is the first outcome of the project funded by DSR-KFUPM.
June 2020  
 Pleased to be part of the Digital Revolution Task Force for S20 Saudi Arabia
May 2020
Pleased to receive a research grant from KACST as part of their response to COVID-19. Project Title: Robust, Privacy Preserving Survillance System for COVID-19. Duration: 6 months. Project website