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    • Best Paper Award at ARES 2013
    • Best Paper Award at IEEE NCA 2013
    • New Research Partnership

I am involved in NCFTA Canada

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I am affiliated with the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, known as CIISE, which is one of the departments of the faculty of engineering and computer science at Concordia University. My academic titles are:

  • Concordia University Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security and,
  • Full Professor

I received my education from the following institutions:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Paris XI Orsay University, France
  • M. Sc. in Computer Science from Paris XI Orsay University, France
  • B. Eng. in Computer Engineering from Constantine University, Algeria

In the past, I worked for the following organizations:

  • Senior Scientist at PINTL Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • Senior Scientist at General Electric Corporate Research, New York, USA
  • Research Associate at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  • Permanent Researcher at Bull Corporate Research Center, Paris, France
  • Tenured Associate Professor at Laval University, Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada

Among my current professional activities:

  • President of the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Canada
  • Member of the NSERC Advisory Committee on University Industry-Grants

In the past, I served as:

  • Director (Department Chair) of the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
  • Vice President of the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance, NCFTA Canada
  • Member of Concordia University Senate
  • Member of Senate Research Committee
  • Section Chair of an NSERC Grant Selection Committee
  • Member of FQRNT Grant Selectoin Committee
  • Specification Lead of 4 Java Specification Standards i.e. Java Specification Requests:
    • JSR 164: JAIN SIMPLE Presence (based on the IETF SIP/SIMPLE Protocol)
    • JSR 165: JAIN SIMPLE Instant Messaging (based on the IETF SIP/SIMPLE Protocol)
    • JSR 186: JAIN Presence (protocol agnostic)
    • JSR 187: JAIN Instant Messaging (protocol agnostic)
  • Expert Group Member for the following Java Standards:
    • JSR 123: JAIN PAM
    • JSR 125: JAIN SIP Lite
    • JSR 139: CLDC 1.1
    • JSR 180: SIP for Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)
    • JSR 185: Java Technology for Wireless Industry
  • JAIN Council member
  • JAIN IP Focus Team Member
  • Participated in the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (representing Matsushita)

I am leading together with 5 colleagues the Computer Security Laboratory. The latter is a research group made of more than 50+ full-time researchers working on computer security, cyber forensics and privacy.

I supervised to successful completion 20 Ph.D. students and more than 60 Master students. I authored and co-authored more than 230 research publications.

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