ICCD 2019 - Organizing Committee

ICCD 2019

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission
21-June-2019, 11:59pm AOE
28-June-2019, 11:59pm AOE(Extended)

Paper Submission
28-June-2019, 11:59pm AOE
7-July-2019, 11:59pm AOE(Extended)



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37th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD'19)

Najwa Aaraj

Chief Scientist at the UAE Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Title: Embedded Encryption and Machine Learning technologies for IoT Security


Abstract: IoT devices are increasingly being deployed for a multitude of functionalities, covering smart cities and critical infrastructure. Such devices are inherently insecure, with security being thought through in the aftermaths of mass deployments. Furthermore, the diverse range of such embedded devices, coupled with their energy constrained nature and the lack of cryptographic and security standards makes IoT vulnerabilities even more pronounced. In this talk, we cover at a high level embedded cryptographic technologies and lightweight primitives and protocols applied to embedded systems. We also explore use cases of applying machine learning to address security concerns in IoT devices.





Dr Najwa Aaraj is a Chief Scientist at the UAE Technology Innovation Institute (TII). Dr. Najwa's expertise lies in applied cryptography, trusted platforms, security architecture for embedded systems, software exploit detection and prevention systems, and biometrics. She has over 15 years of experience working in the United States, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with global firms. Dr Najwa holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Computer and Information Systems Security from Princeton University. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University in Beirut. She has a multitude of patents and publications in the fields of embedded security, applied cryptography and has found a new area of focus on Machine Learning applied to security technologies. Prior to joining TII, Dr. Najwa worked in DarkMatter, Booz & Company, where she led consulting engagements in the communication and technology industry for clients across four continents. Previously, she held several research positions including Research Fellow with IBM T. J. Watson Security Research in New York, and with the Intel Security Research Group in Portland, Oregon. She was also a Research Staff Member at NEC Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey.