I am an Assistant Professor at Department of Information Science and Technology (IST), School of Computing, at George Mason University. I am also a Research Fellow at the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA. I am currently teaching a number of course while working on cybersecurity research projects with my students and collaborators. My research interests are in the areas of Internet measurements, network/systems security, usable security/privacy, and operational cyber security including the security of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).
Before joining the IST department, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the CSIS where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Kun Sun. Prior to joining George Mason University, I completed the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. I also received the M.Sc. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2016, and the B.Sc./M.Sc. degrees (with Distinction) from the Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait, in 2005 and 2009, respectively.