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Departments

Programs

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada), 2013
  • M.S., Ain Shams University (Egypt), 2004
  • B.S., Ain Shams University (Egypt), 2000

Courses

  • .Net Programming
  • Security and Privacy
  • Advanced Network Data Communication
  • Special Topics (Cybersecurity)
  • Special Topics (Cloud Computing)
  • Visual Programming
  • Files and Database

Biography

Ayad Barsoum, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and helped create the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program and the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity at St. Mary’s University. He also helped bring the Cybersecurity lab to St. Mary’s, developed through grants from the Hearst Foundation and the Valero Energy Foundation.

Barsoum received his Ph.D.  from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW) in Canada in 2013. He is a member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research at UW.  He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Ain Shams University in Egypt in 2000 and 2004, respectively

Barsoum has received the Amazon Web Services in Education Faculty Grant for funding his research and teaching activities. At the UW, he received the Graduate Research Studentship, the International Doctoral Award and the University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship.

Barsoum is the author of the book Data Integrity in Cloud Computing Systems: Challenges and Solutions. He published many refereed technical papers in leading research journals and conference proceedings. He has been nominated to the editorial review board of International Journal of Cyber Research and Education. Currently, he is serving as a Faculty Evaluator at the American Council on Education.

Barsoum has also been a guest speaker for several international conferences. He is a reviewer for many international conferences and leading research journals that include IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Access, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Annals of Telecommunications Journal, and Computers & Security Journal.

Barsoum has served in various capacities, including but not limited to: a member of the Institutional Review Board; a judge at the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair; an advisory board member at St. Philip’s College; a chair of School of Science, Engineering and Technology poster competition at the Annual Research Symposium; a reviewer for SURF proposals; and a member of the Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium Committee.

Barsoum’s passion for teaching and propagating knowledge to students is his primary motivation to continue his career in academia. Teaching gives him the opportunity and responsibility to contribute in developing young minds by offering them his expertise for a field. He doesn’t just teach concepts to his students; he engages them in discussions and debates. This type of interaction, Barsoum believes, is crucial to helping students understand the subject at hand. Barsoum also brings industry experience to his role as Associate Professor of Computer Science, having previously served as a postdoctoral fellow of Intrafinity Inc. in Toronto.

His main research interests include data integrity in cloud computing systems, information and network security, access control and cryptographic protocols, knowledge discovery and data mining.

Publications

Books

Ayad Barsoum, “Data Integrity in Cloud Computing Systems: Challenges and Solutions”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-3659370892

Journals

Ayad Barsoum and Athanasios Vasilakos, “Remote Integrity Verification for Multiple Data Copies in Cloud Environments: A Comparative Analysis and Open Research Issues”, Journal of Network and Information Security, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 24 – 37, September 2016

Ayad Barsoum, “Provable Data Possession in Single Cloud Server: A Survey, Classification, and Comparative Study”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA, 123(9):1-10, August 2015

Ayad F. Barsoum, M. Anwar Hasan, “Provable Multi-Copy Dynamic Data Possession in Cloud Computing Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp. 485 – 497. March 2015

Ayad F. Barsoum, M. Anwar Hasan, “Verifying Outsourced Replicated Data in Cloud Computing Storage Systems”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA, Volume 99, No. 7, August 2014

Ayad Barsoum and M. Anwar Hasan, “Enabling Dynamic Data and Indirect Mutual Trust for Cloud Computing Storage Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 2375-2385, Dec. 2013

Adikari, Ayad Barsoum, M. A. Hasan, A. H. Namin, and C. Negre, “Improved Area-Time Trade-offs for Field Multiplication using Optimal Normal Bases”, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 193-199, Jan. 2013

Conferences

Ayad Barsoum, “Cybersecurity Education at St. Mary’s University”, AFCEA Alamo, San Antonio, TX, November 14, 2017

Ayad Barsoum, “CyberMary: St. Mary’s University at the Cyber-Map of San Antonio”, 53rd ACET (Association for Computer Educators in Texas) conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2017

Ayad Barsoum, “Cloud Security: Challenges, Mitigation, and Future Directions”. In Proceedings of BSides 2016, San Antonio, Texas, USA, May 2016

Sravanthi Sunkireddy and Ayad Barsoum, “Secure Cloud-Based Storage System with Remote Data Auditing Services”. 17th Annual Research Symposium and Exhibition (judged poster),  St. Mary’s University,  San Antonio, Texas, USA, April 2016

Sravanthi Sunkireddy and Ayad Barsoum, “Remote Data Integrity for Cloud-Based Storage System”. In Proceedings of SSPC 2016, Information Technology Track, San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 2016

Moutaz Shedid and Ayad Barsoum, “Corporate Network Simulator”. In Proceedings of SSPC 2016, Information Technology Track, San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 2016

Ayad Barsoum, “Data in the Cloud: Risks and Mitigation”, 50th ACET (Association for Computer Educators in Texas) conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2014

Ayad Barsoum and M. Anwar Hasan, “Integrity Verification of Multiple Data Copies over Untrusted Cloud Servers”. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, CCGRID ’12, Canada, 2012

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