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


Arabic, English, French

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 – Present
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

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

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

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


A. S. Abed, C. Clancy, and D. S. 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

A. S. Abed, T. C. Clancy, and D. S. 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

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

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


VT-MENA Program Scholarship, September 2010 - Present
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

Volunteer Experience

Docker Mentor, March 2017 - Present

IEEE Peer Reviewer, August 2016 - Present

Google Local Guide, December 2015 - Present

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