Meet SCI's New Faculty: Ahmed Ibrahim

Name: Ahmed Ibrahim
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Informatics and Networked Systems

Ahmed is an Assistant Professor (Appointment Stream) in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems. 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. 

Ahmed currently teaches courses with a focus on Cybersecurity. He is passionate about enhancing and improving cybersecurity education and is actively developing hands-on cybersecurity content. He has twice received an alumni gift 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. 

What are your research interests?
My research interests are in the area of security and privacy. I conducted research on e-voting security for the Egyptian parliamentary elections, which involved designing a protocol that allows for voter privacy while remaining verifiable. I am 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 exchanged medical information.   

Why did you choose to come to SCI?
I chose to join SCI because it has a commitment to excellence in education and a diverse group of professors and students. I am looking forward to working with colleagues to help students advance their knowledge, learn by doing, and acquire useful skills which they can use in the future.

How does your research/teaching align with SCI’s mission?
I think of learning as an essential element in one's life, as important as eating and drinking. My best moments are when I learn something new or help someone learn something new. I engage in educating students through delivering university-level courses, advising student projects, mentoring students, assisting students in learning activities outside the classroom, creating and enhancing educational material, and participating in K-12 educational events.