Safa Otoum
Safa Otoum
Adjunct professor



Safa Otoum, Ph.D., P.Eng is an assistant professor of computer engineering in the College of Technological Innovation (CTI), Zayed University, United Arab Emirates and a researcher in the field of communications and networks security. Prior to joining the CTI, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa and has been a data scientist in Cheetah Networks Inc. Ottawa since 2019. She received her M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2015 and 2019, respectively. She is actively working on several reputable events within IEEE and ACM. Her research interests include networks security, Blockchain Applications, Applications of ML and AI, IoT, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems. She received several academic and research scholarships, including the prestigious NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral, the NSERC FSS, RIF-Zayed University, ASPIRE Visiting Professorship Award (VPC), and TII-ZU grants. Currently, she is an IEEE member and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) Ontario.

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Research interests

  • Networks Security
  • Metaverse Security
  • Blockchain Applications
  • AI-based Security and Trustworthy Networks Solutions
  • Machine and Deep Learning Solutions
  • Federated Learning
  • Intrusions Detection and Prevention
  • Internet of Things (IoT) applications