Teaching interests

Dr. Elmesiry started his career as a lecturer & researcher in Computer Science and has more than 13 years of teaching and research experience in Computer Science at various universities especially, Elshorouk Academy (Egypt), Mansoura University (Egypt), Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt), King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland), Monash University (Australia), Malmo University (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden), Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile), and Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom).

Dr. Elmesiry holds the following professional certifications CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator)CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional)OSCE (Offensive Security Certified Expert)MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert), and MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator).

Research interests

Dr. Elmesiry previously worked as a software engineer (CompuNet Inc), network troubleshooting engineer (Cisco Systems), Data mining engineer (FeedHenry – startup company currently acquired by RedHat) and freelance Malware Analyst for 2 of the top cybersecurity and anti-virus providers and different startups. In 2009, Dr. Elmesiry was a researcher at the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Ireland, where he was conducting research in various European funded projects. Soon after, Dr. Elmesiry obtained a research fellowship from the center for advanced technology in telecommunications and secure systems at Monash University, Australia, where he was leading an industrial project related to quantum key distribution in optical access networks. Additionally, He obtained a second research fellowship from the Swedish research cluster on the Internet of things, Sweden, where he was leading a research group working on an industrial project related to securing IoT solutions for smart homes funded by The Swedish Knowledge Foundation Vinnova and KK-Stiftelsen.

Dr. Elmesiry has more than 13 years of Research/Industrial Experience in Network Security, Malware Analysis, Information Security, Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Networked Services. He has worked on several commercialization projects and international projects in areas involving cybersecurity, privacy, and trust such as ICTFP7 SOCIETIES funded by The European Union 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development and PRTLI HEA FutureComm funded by Higher Education Authority, Ireland and the European regional development program and has been working with the Swedish research cluster on the Internet of things for the last four years, where he coordinated a research group working on a project related to securing IoT solutions for smart homes funded by The Swedish Knowledge Foundation Vinnova and KK-Stiftelsen. Additionally, he participated in various research activities in mobility, data mining and privacy that have been funded by the Open FET FP7 project MODAP. He recently was working on a Microsoft funded project related to “Adaptive Security for IoT Applications” and holds the position of an associate editor of the international journal of cloud applications, Recent Advances in Computer Science and Communications and IEEE Access. His research interests include (Applied cryptography / Identifying Security Vulnerabilities / Reverse engineering / Privacy-enhancing technologies / Multimedia security / IoT security / Digital forensics Investigations / Malware analysis & detection / Machine learning & Social network analysis). Dr. Elmesiry also has several years of industrial experience in Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis. The body of his work encompasses 6 patents, 3 books, 10 book chapters, more than 20 journal articles, and more than 40 conference papers in peer-reviewed international and national conferences. He also has received six best paper awards at different international conferences in Denmark, USA, Portugal, Malaysia, and Chile.

Research output

  1. Cyber Security Education and Future Provision

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Efficient Threat Hunting Methodology for Analyzing Malicious Binaries in Windows Platform

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Towards an Intelligent Framework for Cloud Service Discovery

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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