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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:

  • NSERC/Hydro-Québec Thales Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Security
  • Concordia University Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security and,
  • Full Professor
  • Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies

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 Canada Research Chairs Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee

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 the NSERC Advisory Committee on University-Industry Grants
  • 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 8 colleagues the Concordia Security Research Centre. The latter is a research group made of more than 60+ full-time researchers working on cyber security, cyber-physical security, cyber forensics and privacy.

I supervised to successful completion 24 Ph.D. students, more than 65 Master students and 12 postdoctoral fellows. I authored and co-authored more than 260 research publications.

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