B.S. ​October 6 University, 2004M.S. University of Kentucky, 2014​Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2016​


Research interests include:

Cybersecurity, Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Computer Networks, Cybersecurity Education



Ahmed is an Assistant Professor (Academic General Faculty) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia since August 2016. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky in 2016. He also holds two M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science, one from the University of Kentucky in 2014 and one from Egypt in 2009. Due to Ahmed’s enthusiasm in teaching and his joy in seeing people learn, he joined the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program at the University of Kentucky and earned a Certificate in College Teaching and Learning in 2014.

Ahmed currently teaches several undergraduate courses with a focus on Cybersecurity. He is passionate about enhancing and improving cybersecurity education and is actively developing hands-on cybersecurity content. He received an alumni gift (twice) to offer a research assistant position in cybersecurity. In 2018, he received internal funding to build a small cyber range for students to experience effective cybersecurity exercises. Ahmed is UVA's Executive Committee Member to the Virginia Cyber Range and has served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation twice.
Ahmed's research interests are in the area of security and privacy. He conducted research on e-voting security for the Egyptian parliamentary elections, which involved designing a protocol that allows for voter privacy while remaining verifiable. Ahmed is currently researching secure health information exchange by providing healthcare organizations the capability of mutual authentication and patient authentication and ensuring the privacy, integrity, and auditability of medical information being exchanged.

Ahmed's future research directions include: e-voting in the era of cyber threats, Red and Blue Teams automation, securing IoT and SOHO devices, developing criteria for usable and effective interactive cybersecurity content.

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet of Things
  • Computer Networks
  • Cybersecurity Education

Selected Publications

  • "A Secure Framework For Medical Information Exchange (MI-X) Between Healthcare Providers," 2016 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), October 2016. ABS A. Ibrahim, B. Mahmood, and M. Singhal
  • "A Simultaneous Key Generation Technique for Health Information Exchange (HIE) Based on Existing Patients' Credentials," 2016 IEEE First International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), June 2016. ABS A. Ibrahim and M. Singhal
  • "A Secure Framework for Sharing Electronic Health Records over Clouds," 2016 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), May 2016. A. Ibrahim, B. Mahmood, and M. Singhal.
  • "An abstract architecture design for medical information exchange," 2016 International Conference on Industrial Informatics and Computer Systems (CIICS), Sharjah, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ICCSII.2016.7462427. A. Ibrahim and M. Singhal

Courses Taught

  • CS 1110 - Introduction to Programming
  • CS 1113 - Introduction to Programming
  • CS 4501 - Penetration Testing
  • CS 4760 - Network Security
  • CS 4970 - Capstone Practicum I
  • CS 4971 - Capstone Practicum II