Ayad Barsoum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Richter Math-Engineering Center, Room 226


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2013
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2004
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2000

SET_ComputerScience_BarsoumAyadAyad Barsoum, Ph.D., 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.

He also brings industry experience to his role as assistant professor of Computer Science, having previously served as a postdoctoral fellow of Intrafinity Inc. in Toronto. His research interests include data integrity in cloud computing systems, replicating data over cloud servers, information and network security, cryptographic protocols, and knowledge discovery and data mining.

  • CS 4375  .Net Programming
  • CS 4375  Security and Privacy
  • CS 6330  Advanced Network Data Communication
  • CS 6375  Special Topics (CyberSecurity)
  • CS 6375  Special Topics (Cloud Computing)
  • CS 6375  Visual Programming
  • CS 6320  Files and Database

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. pp. 2375 – 2385, 2013.

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, Ottawa, Canada, 2012.

J. 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. 99, pp.193 – 199, 2011.

Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Mostafa M. Syiam, Ayad Barsoum, “Unsupervised Artificial Neural Networks for Clustering of Document Collections”, Egyptian Computer Science Journal (ECS), vol. 26, no. 1, 2004.

Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Mostafa M. Syiam, and Ayad Barsoum, “A Hybrid Dynamic Self-Organizing Map for Clustering of Document Collections”. In Proceedings of 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, and Databases, AIKED’03, vol. 2, Greece, 2003.

Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Mostafa M. Syiam, and Ayad Barsoum, “Improving Self-Organizing Feature Map (SOFM) Training Algorithm Using K-means Initialization”. In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS ’03, vol.1, France, 2003.