Education

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, August 2014 - July 2017
M.S. Computer Engineering, August 2010 - July 2013
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
GPA 3.8/4.0

B.S. Computer and System Engineering, September 2000 - June 2005
Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Very Good (83.9%) with Honor (GPA 3.4/4.0) with Excellent project grade

Technical Skills

Android SDK, Docker, Java, C++, C, Linux Shell Scripting, Python, LaTeX, MATLAB & Simulink, SQL, SQLite, OrientDB, PHP, HTML

Languages

Arabic, English, French

Current Position

Assistant Professor, November 2017 – Present
Department of Computer and System Engineering
Minia University, Minia, Egypt

Technical Experience

Software Engineering Intern, May 2014 – August 2014
Google Fit Team, Google, Mountain View, CA

Software Development Engineer, November 2007 – November 2008
Device Modeling Team, Mentor Graphics, Cairo, Egypt

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, May 2016 – July 2017
National Capital Region Urban Living Lab
Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA

Graduate Research Assistant, January 2017 - May 2017
Hume Center for National Security and Technology
Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA

Graduate Research Assistant, January 2015 – May 2016
Hume Center for National Security and Technology
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Graduate Research Assistant, February 2013 – May 2013
Magnum Group, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Teaching Experience

Instructor, March 2006 – August 2010
Inform - IBM Authorized Training Center, Cairo, Egypt

Instructor, February 2008 – August 2010
Al-Sedeek Education Center, Giza, Egypt

Teaching Assistant, March 2007 – August 2010
Department of Computer and System Engineering
Minia University, Minia, Egypt

Teaching Assistant, February 2006 – September 2007
Department of Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering
Al-Shorouk Academy, Cairo, Egypt

Teaching Assistant, September 2005 – May 2006
Department of Computer and Information Technology
Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Volunteer Work

Docker Mentor, March 2017 - Present

IEEE Peer Reviewer, August 2016 - Present

Technical Program Committee Member, Special session on IoT Cloud Platforms, July - December 2017

President of Executive Board, Islamic Center of Blacksburg, January – December 2016

Awards

VT-MENA Program Scholarship, September 2010 - July 2017
For candidate staff-members of the Egyptian Universities pursuing a graduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech

Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education Award, September 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
For distinction in undergraduate studies at Ain-Shams University, Faculty of Engineering

Publications

Amr Abed. "Securing Cloud Containers through Intrusion Detection and Remediation," PhD dissertation, Virginia Tech, 2017

Amr Abed, Charles Clancy, and David Levy. "Intrusion Detection System for Applications Using Linux Containers," in Security and Trust Management, ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9331, 2015, pp. 123-135

Amr Abed, Charles Clancy, and David Levy. "Applying Bag of System Calls for Anomalous Behavior Detection of Applications in Linux Containers," in IEEE Globecom 2015 Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA), 2015

Amr Abed, Mohamed Azab, Charles Clancy, and Mona Kashkoush. "Resilient Intrusion Detection System for Cloud Containers," in International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2018

Mohamed Azab, Bassem Mokhtar, Amr Abed, and Mohamed Eltoweissy. "Toward Smart Moving Target Defense for Linux Container Resiliency," in 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2016), 2016

Mohamed Azab, Bassem Mokhtar, Amr Abed, and Mohamed Eltoweissy. "A Moving-Target Defense Approach for Linux Container Resiliency," in The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing, 2016, invited paper

Mona Kashkoush, Mohamed Azab, Gamal Attiya, and Amr Abed. "Online Smart Disguise: Real-time Diversification Evading Co-residency based Cloud Attacks," in Cluster Computing, 2018