BioB.S. October 6 University, 2004M.S. University of Kentucky, 2014Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2016
Research interests include:
Cybersecurity, Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Computer Networks, Cybersecurity Education
Ahmed is an Assistant Professor (General Academic 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.