Eman S. Alashwali

Profile

A hardworking and ambitious person, striving to make a difference in my society through research and education. I work as a lecturer in King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia with a master degree in information security from University College London (UCL). I am passionate about doing further research in information security area.

Education

  1. Master of Science | 2012 | University College London (UCL)
    • Major: Information Security.
    • Thesis Title: Cryptographic vulnerabilities in real-life web servers.
    • Supervisor: Dr. Nicolas T. Courtois.

  2. Diploma | 2011 | University College London (UCL)
    • Major: English for Academic Purposes.

  3. Bachelor of Science | 2004 | King Abdulaziz University (KAU)
    • Major: Computer Science.
    • Graduation Project: Electronic web-based system for Khadija Bint Khuwaylid centre in Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    • Supervisor: Dr. Arwa Alaama.
    • Awards during BSc.: Recipient of the KAU Excellence Award for two years 2003 & 2004.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. E. Alashwali and Hanene Ben-Abdallah, "Design and Evaluation of Competition-based Hacking Exercises," in proc. of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2015), Tallin, Estonia, 2015. PDF
  2. E. Alashwali, "Incorporating hacking projects in computer and information security education: an empirical study," Int. J. Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.185–203. PDF
  3. E. Alashwali, "Cryptographic vulnerabilities in real-life web servers," in proc. of the 3rd International Conf. on Communications and Information Technology (ICCIT 2013), Beirut, Lebanon, 2013, pp. 6-11. PDF

Some Firsts and Founder of

  1. First Head of Labs and Technical Support Unit in FCIT, KAU (2008 – 2011).
  2. Founding Lecturer of the Computer Networks Lab in FCIT, KAU in 2007. The lab is running and has been developed since then.
  3. Founder of the 1st Student Hacking Competition in FCIT, KAU in 2015.

IT Career Certifications

  1. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), awarded in Sep. 2008.
  2. CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Jul. 2007 (expired in 2010).
  3. A+ Certified Professional from the Computing and Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Dec. 2006.
  4. I-Net+ Certified Professional from CompTIA, Mar. 2005.
  5. Network+ Certified Professional from CompTIA, Dec. 2004.

Experience

  1. Lecturer | King Abdulaziz University (KAU) | Faculty of Computing and Informatin Technology (FCIT) | Information Systems (IS) Department | Aug. 2013 – Present.
  2. Teaching Assistant | KAU | FCIT | IS Department | Mar. 2007 – Aug. 2013.
  3. Head | KAU | FCIT | Labs and Technical Support Unit | Mar. 2008 – Jan. 2011.
  4. Network Administrator | Dar Al-Hekma University | Information Technology Department | Nov. 2006 – Mar. 2007 (as full-time employee) & Oct. 2007 – Jun. 2008 (as part time volunteer).
  5. Graphic Designer | Effat University | Information and Educational Technology Services Department | Mar. 2006 – Nov. 2006.
  6. Network and User Support Coordinator | Dar Al-Fikr Schools | Information Technology Department | Oct. 2004 – Mar. 2006.

Other Services Experience

  1. Students Activities Chair (Volunteer)  | IEEE | Western Saudi Section | Feb. 2014 - Present
  2. Counselor for KAU IEEE Student Branch  |  King Abdulaziz University (KAU) |  Sep. 2014 - Present
  3. Member of the Executives Committee  |  IEEE  |  Western Saudi Section  | Feb. 2014 - Present.
  4. Academic Advisor (for total of 42 students) |  KAU | FCIT | IS Department | Jan. 2013 – Sep. 2015.
  5. Member of the Examination committee |  KAU | FCIT | IS Department |  Sep. 2008 - Jan. 2011 & Sep. 2013 – Sep. 2015.
  6. Member of the Examination Committee for the permanent Technician job competition in FCIT  |  KAU  |  FCIT  |  2010.
  7. Member of the Interviews Committee for the permanent Technician job competition in FCIT  |  KAU  |  FCIT  |  2010.
  8. Chair of the Registration Committee in the Leadership Development Skills workshop  |  IEEE  |  Western Saudi Section  | Computer Society | Feb. 2014 – Mar. 2014.

Reviewing Service

  1. Reviewer in the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2015)”, Tallin, Estonia, 2015.
  2. Reviewer in the 11th “Learning & Technology Conference (L&T 2014)”, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2014.

Invited Speaker

  1. Guest lecture for a lecture entitled: “Can You Break It? ”, invited by IEEE KAU Student Branch in 2015.
  2. Guest lecture for a lecture entitled: “A thesis journey” for a graduate-level course “CS 691 Research Seminar”, invited by Dr. Nadine Akkari in two years: 2012 and 2013.

Thanks & Awards

  1. Awarded the IEEE R8 Clementina Saduwa Award for Women In Engineering 2015.
  2. Awarded the IEEE R8 Exemplary Student Branch Counselor 2015.
  3. Awarded a fully funded scholarship from KAU to study English language diploma, Master and Phd. degrees abroad.
  4. Nominated by the IEEE Western Saudi Section to represent the section in the “IEEE R8 Students and Young Professionals Congress 2014” in Krakow, Poland in August, 2014.
  5. Received a letter of thanks from the Dean of the FCIT, KAU for the distinguished effort in preparing the achievements report and the departmental future plan for the academic year 2010/2011.
  6. A letter of thanks from the Computing & IT club, IS Dept. in FCIT, KAU for volunteering in a 14 hours computer maintenance course for 15 students in 2010.

Languages

  1. Arabic: Native proficiency.
  2. English: Full professional proficiency (6.5 in IELTS exam in 2011).