In a nutshell

Ahmed has been 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.

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 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. Ahmed is UVA's Executive Committee Member to the Virginia Cyber Range and has twice served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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 exchanged medical information.

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.



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science - University of Kentucky - 2016

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science - University of Kentucky - 2014

  • Certificate in College Teaching and Learning - University of Kentucky - 2014

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science - Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, Egypt - 2009

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science - October 6 University, Egypt - 2004



  • Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, University of Virginia (Fall 2016 - Current)

  • Lecturer, University of Kentucky (Spring 2013 and Spring 2016)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky (Spring 2011 – Spring 2014)

  • Teaching Assistant, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (Fall 2009 – Spring 2010)

  • Teaching Assistant, Modern University for Technology and Information (Fall 2007 – Spring 2008)

  • Teaching Assistant, October 6 University (Fall 2004 - Spring 2007)



  • Nasim Al Goni, Sherif Saad, and Ahmed Ibrahim, “A P2P Optimistic Fair Exchange (OFE) Scheme For Personal Health Records Using Blockchain Technology”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless, Intelligent and Distributed Environment for COMmunication (WIDECOM 2020),  August 13-14, 2020, Ryerson University, Canada. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44372-6_1

  • Simranjit Bhatia* and Ahmed Ibrahim, “Understanding Security Risks When Exchanging Medical Records Using IHE”, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG '20, April 5-8, 2020, Las Vegas, USA.

  • Zeadally Sherali, Siddiqui Farhan, Baig Zubair and Ahmed Ibrahim (2019), "Smart healthcare: Challenges and potential solutions using internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics", PSU Research Review, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1108/PRR-08-2019-0027

  • Monique Mezher* and Ahmed Ibrahim, “Introducing Practical SHA-1 Collisions to the Classroom”, Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE '19, February 27-March 2, 2019, Minneapolis, MN, USA. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3287324.3287446

  • Santosh Chandrasekhar, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Mukesh Singhal, “A Novel Access Control Protocol using Proxy Signatures for Cloud-based Health Information Exchange”. Computers & Security, pp. 73-88, 2017. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2017.02.008

  • Baban Mahmood, Ahmed Ibrahim, and D. Manivannan, “SAriadne: A Secure Source Routing Protocol to Prevent Hidden-Channel Attacks”, IEEE 12th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), October 17-19, 2016. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2016.7763267

  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mukesh Singhal, “A Secure Framework for Medical Information Exchange (MI-X) Between Healthcare Providers”, IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), October 4-7, 2016. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/ICHI.2016.33

  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mukesh Singhal, “A Simultaneous Key Generation Technique for Health Information Exchange (HIE) Based On Existing Patients’ Credentials”, 1st IEEE International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), June 27-29, 2016.

  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Baban Mahmood, and Mukesh Singhal, “A Secure Framework for Sharing Electronic Health Records over Clouds”, in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), May 11-13, 2016.

  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mukesh Singhal, “A new authentication protocol for an Authentication-as-a- Service (AaaS) Cloud using Pedersen Commitment Scheme”, in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics and Computer Systems (CIICS), March 13-15, 2016.

  • Ahmed Ibrahim and Mukesh Singhal, “An Abstract Architecture Design for Medical Information Exchange”, in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics and Computer Systems (CIICS), March 13-15, 2016.

  • Mohamed Aborizka and Ahmed Shedeed. “Secure E-voting Scheme Through Polling Stations”, Innovation and Knowledge Management in Twin Track Economies – in Proceedings of the 11th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference, pp. 250-256, January 4-5, 2009.

  • Mohamed Aborizka, Ahmed Shedeed, and Sherif Saad. “E-voting Scheme Over the Internet”, Managing Information in the Digital Economy: Issues & Solutions – in Proceedings of the 6th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference, pp. 503-507, June 19-21, 2006.

* an undergraduate student at the time of research


Talks and Workshops

  • How to Build and Hack an Exploitable WiFi Environment
       National Cyber Summit 2020 (June 2020)  [LINK
    ]   Postponed to June 2021 due to COVID-19
       SIGCSE 2020 (March 2020)   [LINK]   Canceled due to COVID-19
       Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference (August 2019)   [LINK]

  • Hacking WEP and WPA2 Access Points
       CAPWIC 2020 (March 2020)   [LINK]   Canceled due to COVID-19
       University of Windsor (January 2020)

  • Shall we take Health Information Exchange security seriously?
       University of Windsor (January 2020)   [LINK]

  • SSL/TLS Session Hijacking and Intercepting Secure Communication
       BSidesSWVA 2018 (November 2018)   [LINK]
       Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (October 2017)   [LINK]


Department of Computer Science

Rice Hall 207

85 Engineer's Way

PO Box 400740

Charlottesville, VA 22904


Tel: 434-924-8284

E-mail: ​a.i@virginia.edu

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