I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I am also serving as the Director of the Information Technology Center at KFUPM.
I earned my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (2009) and my M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland (2004). Prior to that, I received my B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (2000).

My research is primarily focused on resource management issues in ad hoc networks including sensor networks, peer-to-peer networks and RFID systems. In general, I am interested in system design issues in computer networks and network security. Through the process of problem definition, analysis, solution design and evaluation, my work seeks to find novel techniques that can be used to solve challenging problems.