Hi There!

I am currently a PhD candidate in the CS department at Purdue University since 2011 co-advised by Prof. Eugene Spafford and Prof. Mike Atallah.. My current area of research is information security, where my thesis is focused in investigating attacker’s cognitive biases and discussing how can they be exploited, e.g. by using deception, to enhance the security of computer systems. I also did some work in the area of of authentication, identity management, security economics, privacy and security protocols.

I have worked as a Software Engineer at Google, a Security Engineer at Mozilla Corporation and as Consultant at King Abdullah Institute of Science and Technology and at King Saud University. I have long been interested in how to make great security products where I had a chance to cultivate such interest during my time at Google.

My background is in Computer Science and Information Security where I earned an MS and BS degrees.

My moto that I live by:

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Emerson