Ahmed Fawaz

Supernova Companies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 


Contact

Supernova Companies
213 W Institute Pl., Suite 408
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 470-6280
USA
E-mail: afawaz2 AT illinois.edu

 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Electical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017.
  • M.S., Electical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013.
  • B.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut, 2011.

Research Interests

  • Resilient cyberphysical systems
  • Architecting reliable & secure systems
  • Computer systems modeling & analysis

 

CV

Check out Ahmed Fawaz's resume.

 

 


Professional Background

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Information Trust Institute, UIUC, 2017-2018.
  • Research Asssistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 2011-2017.
  • Summer Research Intern, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman, WA, 2013.
  • Summer Intern, Computer Communications and Applications Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne, CH, 2010.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, American Univerity of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2009-2011.

 


Publications

  • A. Bohara, M. A. Noureddine, A. Fawaz, and W. H. Sanders. , "An Unsupervised Multi-Detector Approach for Identifying Malicious Lateral Movement," Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE 36th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2017), Hong Kong, China, September 26-29, 2017, pp. 224-233.
  • A. Fawaz, M. Noureddine, and W. Sanders., "PowerAlert: Integrity Checking Using Power Measurement and a Game-Theoretic Strategy", Proceedings of the 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, June 25-28, 2018, to appear.
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, and Sanders, W. H., "Learning Process Behavioral Baselines for Anomaly Detection", Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2017), Christchurch, New Zealand, January 22-25, 2017, to appear. pdf
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, Bohara, A., Cheh, C., and Sanders, W. H., "Distributed Agent-based Lateral Movement Detection using Heterogeneous Data Fusion", Proceedings of the 35th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 26-29, 2016, to appear. pdf
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, and Sanders, W. H, "Poster: Learning Process Behavioral Baselines for Anomaly Detection", RAID 2016, Evry, France[Poster] pdf
  • Noureddine, M., Fawaz, Ahmed, and Sanders, W. H., "A Response Strategy for Lateral Movement", Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2016), New York, New York, November 2-4, 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 9996, Springer, 2016, pp. 294-313.pdf
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, Berthier, R., and Sanders, W. H., "A Response Cost Model for Advanced Metering Infrastructures", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 2, March 2016, pp. 543-553. pdf
  • Stephen McLaughlin, Brett Holbert, Ahmed Fawaz, Robin Berthier and Saman Zonouz, "A Multi-Sensor Intrusion and Energy Theft Detection Framework for Advanced Metering Infrastructures", IEEE JSAC Smart Grid Communications Series, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 1319-1330, July 2013.
  • Fawaz, A., Berthier, R., and Sanders, W. H., "Cost Modeling of Response Actions for Automated Response and Recovery in AMI," In Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communication (SmartGridComm 2012), Tainan City, Taiwan, Nov. 5-8, 2012, pp. 348-353. pdf
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, Berthier, R., Sanders, W. H., and Pal., P., "Understanding the Role of Automated Response Actions in Improving AMI Resiliency," In Proceedings of the NIST Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Apr. 23-24, 2012. Agenda pdf
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, Jabber, A., Kassem, A., Chehab, A., and Kayssi, A., "Assessing Testing Techniques for Resistive-Open Defects in Nanometer CMOS Adders," In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS 2011), Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 11-14, 2011, pp. 165-168.
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, Hojaij, A., Kobeissi, H., and Artail, H., "An On-Demand Mobile Advertising System that Protects Source Privacy using Interest Aggregation," In Proceedings of the IEEE 7th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2011), Shanghai, P.R. China, Oct. 10-12, 2011, pp. 127-134.
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, Hojaij, A., Kobeissi, H., and Artail, H., "Using Cooperation among Peers and Interest Mixing to Protect Privacy in Targeted Mobile Advertisement," In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Telecommunications for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITST 2011), Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 23-25, 2011, pp. 474-479.
  • Fawaz, Ahmed, and Artail, H. , "Enhanced Cooperative Collision Avoidance in Sudden Vehicle Braking Scenarios," In Proceedings of the IEEE 17th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2010), Doha, Qatar, April 4-7, 2010, pp. 806-813.

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Research Awards and Honors

  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship for the year 2016-2017.
  • AUB Alumni Association in Dubai and Northern Emirates Scholarship (all semesters attended)
  • Dean's honor list at the faculty of engineering and architecture at AUB (all attended semester).

 


Short Biography

Ahmed Fawaz is a Security Specialist at Supernova Companies LLC. He was an Electrical and Computer Engineering (www.ece.illinois.edu) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (illinois.edu) advised by William H. Sanders (whs.crhc.illinois.edu). His research interests include designing cyber resiliency protection strategies to protect against advanced threats. Ahmed received his doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2017. Ahmed received his bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2011.