About me

I am a highly-skilled individual with strong experience working within time-critical environments. In my career, I have co-authored several research papers, as well as led and collaborated in several industry- and research-related projects. As well as research, I have undertaken significant teaching duties, including but not limited to: several guest lectures at various higher-education institutions in the UK, and developing masters-level courses in cybersecurity. At the core, my passion is learning and adapting new technologies to interesting problems and understanding population needs to develop proactive solutions which benefit people, society and the environment.

What I Do

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    Cybersecurity Consultancy

    I currently work as a Security Consultant at Sapphire in the United Kingdom.

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    Cutting-Edge Research

    Starting from my PhD, I thrive to produce high-quality, cutting-edge research in the domain of cybersecurity, specifically in cyber-physical systems, IoT and network security.

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    Content Creation

    In my spare time, I enjoy writing articles on Medium about things that interest me. Check them out here.



  1. PhD in Cybersecurity (Computer and Information Sciences)

    2018 — 2022

    University of Strathclyde

  2. BSc Computer Science, 1st Class Honours

    2014 — 2018

    Heriot-Watt University

  3. AS and A Level

    2012 — 2014

    Dubai English Speaking College — ICT (A*), Mathematics (B), Physics (B), AS Psychology (B).

Professional Certifications

  1. Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)



  2. Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)


    The Higher Education Academy

  3. Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Researcher Professional Development


    University of Strathclyde


  1. Security Consultant, Sapphire

    November 2023 — Current
  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University

    November 2022 — October 2023
  3. Research & Teaching Associate, University of Strathclyde

    October 2018 — May 2020
  4. Data Science Internship, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Scotland

    March 2019 — February 2020


  1. MSc Student Supervision

    2022 — 2023

    I have supervised 4 masters-level students in the field of cybersecurity. Two of these students are working on various aspects of security targeting the Robot Operating System (ROS), with the others looking at threat modelling robotic systems and eBPF for network monitoring, respectively.

  2. Program Committee Member

    2023 — 2024

    Served on the Program Committee for the 23rd Edition of the Computer Security Track at the 39th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing in 2024.

  3. Technical Program Committee Member


    Served on the Technical Program Committee for the 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Internet-of-Things Security (AIoTS) in 2021

  4. Workshop Organiser and Program Committee


    I was the lead proposal writer and organiser for a workshop on Deconstructing Gamified Approaches to Security and Privacy (DGASP) at SOUPS 2023, also serving on its program committee.

My Skills

  • Python
    6 years
  • Java
    9 years
    6 years
  • R
    5 years
  • JavaScript, jQuery
    2 years
  • C,C++
    1 year
  • Technical and Academic Writing
  • Independent Research
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL), macOS
  • Machine Learning (Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch)
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Blockchain (Ethereum, Hyperledger)
  • Robot Operating System (ROS/ROS2, SROS2)
  • CI/CD (Jenkins)
  • DevOps/DevSecOps
  • Git/Maven
  • MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra