Welcome to my website. I am an Associate Professor at the department of Computer Science at Masdar Institute, Khalifa University of Science and Technology. I am a Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists and a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM.
[Masdar Institute was established in collaboration with MIT in 2007, and I have actively contributed to its development since joining in Summer 2008. In 2017, Masdar Institute merged with Petroleum Institute and KUSTAR to form Khalifa University of Science and Technology.]
My current research interests include:
- blockchain engineering
- requirements engineering (with emphasis on strategy and economics),
- systems architecture (with emphasis on software and sustainable systems such as smart grids), and
- systems privacy and security (with emphasis on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and secure smart grid infrastructure and trading).
I lead the Strategic Requirements and Systems Security Group (SRSSG) at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
Previously, I worked at Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Center and Vienna University of Technology. I received my PhD and MMath degrees in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, Canada; and my double BSc degree (Honors in Mathematics, Honors in Computer Science) from Bishop's University, Canada.