Hussam Al Hamadi earned his bachelor’s degree (with honours) in computer engineering from Ajman University in 2005. He holds several international networking, business, and tutoring certificates, like MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CBP, and CTP. He spent the period between 2005 and 2010 working as a technology consultant and tutor in several governmental and private institutions until joining Khalifa University as a teaching assistant 2010. In 2017, he obtained his PhD in computer engineering from Khalifa University, where he worked then as a Research Scientist at KU Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (C2PS) until 2022. After that, he worked as a visiting professor at the Information Systems & Security Department-(CIT) at UAE University and an adjunct professor at the College of Engineering and IT at the University of Dubai until May 2023.
Dr. Al Hamadi is currently an assistant professor and program chair for the Master of Science in Cyber Security program at the University of Dubai. His research focuses on AI for security and security for AI, penetration testing and digital forensics, as well as applied security protocols and zero-trust frameworks for several systems like; software agents, SCADA, e-health systems, and autonomous vehicles. He supervised over a dozen master’s students in cybersecurity and examined other master’s thesis defences for other university students. In addition, he has served as a Co-PI on several funded projects and established research collaborations with regional companies and universities in UAE.
Dr. Al Hamadi is an IEEE senior member who served as the manager of the Teacher-in-Service-Program from 2017 to 2018, the secretary of the IEEE UAE section from 2019 to 2022, and the vice-chair of the IEEE UAE Section for the years 2023 and 2024.