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Opportunity for PhD study with full scholarship available at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee Tech University ( Research directions include (but not limited to): Big Data Security and Privacy; Smart Phone Security; Machine to Machine Communication Security. Requirements include: (1) Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Math or a related discipline; (2) High GPA; (3) Good programming and analysis skills; and (4) Good TOEFL and GRE scores. Interested students please send a brief CV and unofficial transcript to:

- Important to Grad Students

Doctorate Students

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Mahmoud Badr
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Ahmed Shafee

Security of Electric vehicles.
January 19 - present

Mahmoud Badr

Secure smart grid.
Aug. 19 - present

Sherif Ghoname

Secure e-healthcare.
Aug. 19 - present
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Wesam Al Amiri

Atef Bondok

July 2021 - present

Ahmed Ahmed

July 2021 - present

Wesam Al Amiri

August 2021 - present

Master Students


Omar Samy

Collaborative Learning.
Ain Shams University, June 2020 - present


Post-doctoral Fellows



Undergrad Students


Sandra Opakunle

Evasion attacks
Summer 2021
Aaron Paterson
Security of global ML models
Summer 2021
Parth Patel
Privacy-preserving evaluation of ML models
Summer 2021

Visiting Scholars



Former Supervision

Mohamed Ibrahem

  Name:Mohamed Ibrahem

  Title: PhD student

  First employment: Asistant Prof. George Mason University.

  Research: Privacy preserving and efficient electricity theft detection and data collection for AMI using machine learning.

  Period: May 2019 - July 2021


  Name:Seham Alansari - Umm Al Qura (UQU) University.

  Title: Master student.

  First employment:.

  Research: Blockchain-based Infection Control System for Covid-19.

  Period: Jan. 2020 - May 2021

Mostafa Fouda

  Name:Mostafa Fouda

  Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

  First employment: Asistant Prof. Idaho State University.

  Research: Machine learning for cybersecurity.

  Period: May 2019 - August 2020.

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  Name:Mohamed Baza

  Title: PhD Student.

  Employment: Assistant Professor (Sam Houston State University)

  Research: Blockchain-based Secure and Privacy-Presreving Schemes for Connected Vehicles.

  Period: May 2018 - July 2020.


  Name:Wesam Al Amiri

  Title: MS Student

  Employment: PhD student at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

  Research: Blockchain-based Smart Parking System with Privacy-Preservation and Reputation Management

  Period: September 2017 - December 2019

Zaher Haddad

  Name:Zaher Haddad

  Title: Assistant Professor (Al Aqsa University-Gaza, Palestine)

  Research: Security and privacy of 5G

  Period: Aug., 1 2019 - Aug., 30 2019

Waled Alasmary

  Name: Waled Alasmary

  Title: Assistant Professor (Umm Al Qura University-KSA)

  Research: Privacy preserving machine learning

  Period: Aug., 1 2019 - Aug., 30 2019

Joseph Baxter

  Name: Joseph Baxter

  Title: Undergraduate Student - REU'19 (Western Kentucky University )

  Research: Blockchain

  Period: June. 2019 - Aug. 2019

Andrew Salazar

  Name: Andrew Salazar

  Title: Undergraduate Student - REU'19 (California State University San Bernardino (Information Systems Security-Cybersecurity))

  Research: Privacy-presreving machine learning

  Period: June. 2019 - Aug. 2019

Andrew Jacob

  Name: Andrew Jacob

  Title: Undergraduate Student - REU'19 (Northeastern University (Computer engineering/science) )

  Research: Detection of Lying Electrical Vehicles for Cahrging Coordination

  Period: June. 2019 - Aug. 2019

Nabil Mahmoud

  Name: Nabil Mahmoud

  Title: PhD Student

  Employment: An assistant professor at North Carolina A&T State University

  Research: Electricity Theft Detection with Privacy Preservation For Smart Grid AMI Networks Using Machine Learning

  Period: June 17 - July 2019.

Ahmed Alsharif

  Name: Ahmed Alsharif

  Title: PhD Student

  Employment: An assistant professor at University of Central Arkansas (UCA)

  Research: Secure and Privacy-preserving Data Collection and Multicasting Schemes for Smart Grid AMI Networks

  Period: September 16 - May 2019.


  Name: Marbin Pazos-Revilla

  Title: PhD Student

  Employment: Lecturer University of South Florida (USF)

  Research: Secure and Privacy-Preserving Dynamic Charging and Coordination for Electric Vehicles and Home Batteries

  Period: September 16 - December 2018.


  Name: Niclas Bewermeier

  Title: MS Student

  Employment: An Engineer at Volkswagen Chattanooga

  Research: Detecting Sybil Attacks Using Proofs of Work and Location for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETS)

  Period: September 16 - December 2018.


  Name: Surya Gunukula

  Title: MS Student


  Research: Priority-based and privacy-preserving electric vehicle dynamic charging system with divisible E-payment system

  Period: September 15 - May 2018

Jacob Moran

  Name: Jacob Moran

  Title: Undergraduate Student


  Research: Privacy in Self-driven cars applications

  Period: June 16 - December 2016

Ahmed Sherif

  Name: Ahmed Sherif

  Title: PhD Student

  Employment: Assistant Prof. at the University of Southern Mississippi

  Research: Security and Privacy in Self-driven cars

  Period: September 15 - July 2017

Hawzhin Mohammed

  Name: Hawzhin Mohammed

  Title: MSc Student

  Employment: PhD studnet

  Research: Security and Privacy in AMI netwoks

  Period: Spring 15 - April 17

Khaled Rabieh

  Name: Khaled Rabieh

  Title: PhD Student

  Employment: Assistant Prof. Sam Houston State University

  Research: Security and privacy in Smart Cities applications

  Period: June 2014 - August 2016


  Name: Prem Kumar Akula

  Title: MSc Student

  Employment: EA inc

  Research: Privacy preserving power charging coordination and injection schemes

  Period: September 2014 - June 2016


  Name: Enahoro Oriero

  Title: MSc Student

  Employment: PhD studnet

  Research: Privacy in Mobile Social Networks

  Period: September 2014 - June 2016


  Name: Briana Ausby

  Title: Undergraduate Student - REU'16 (Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis)

  Research: Securing and Privacy Preserving the Communications for Dynamic Charging of Electric Vehicles

  Period: June. 2015 - Aug. 2016


  Name: Bethany Hinman

  Title: Undergraduate Student - REU'16 (Efficient LTE Handover Schemes)

  Research: Northeastern State University

  Period: June. 2015 - Aug. 2016


  Name: Othon Oliveira Lima

  Title: Undergraduate Student (TTU)

  Research: Automated parking systems

  Period: Sep. 2015 - Sep. 2016


  Name: Rayan Brown

  Title: Undergraduate Student (TTU)

  Research: Security and privacy in wireless networks

  Period: Sep. 2015 - May 2016


  Name: Oladyo Olakanmi

  Title: Visiting PhD Student (Prof. at University of Ibadan - Nigeria)

  Research: Security and privacy in automated parking systems

  Period: Feb. 2016 - April 2016


  Name: Zaher Haddad

  Title: Visiting PhD Student (Cairo University (Egypt))

  Research: Security and privacy in LTE networks

  Period: September 2014 - Feb. 2015


  Name: Arthur Torres Baiao

  Title: Visiting Undergraduate Student (California State University (USA) and Federal University of Itajuba (Brazil))

  Research: Projects for HCS12 microcontroller

  Period: May 2015 - August 2015