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Sherif Abdelwahed

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Get to Know Me

Something that excites me in my field...
Working with excellent students and researchers to develop next generation autonomous systems.

My work impacts society...
By developing more efficient and effective systems and services that can enhance quality of life

The book currently on my nightstand...
Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman 

My hidden talent...

Current University
Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Area
Cyber security and model-based self-protection, design and analysis of cyber-physical systems, fault diagnosis, modeling and analysis of discrete-event and hybrid systems, and formal verification

Research Summary
Sherif Abdelwahed works to develop autonomous management systems for future cyber physical systems.

Abdelwahed is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he teaches and conducts research in the area of computer engineering, with specific interests in autonomic computing, cyber-physical systems, formal verification and cyber-security.

Before joining VCU in August 2017, he served as the associate director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute at Mississippi State University (MSU). He was also is also an Associate Professor in the ECE Department at MSU.

Prior to joining Mississippi State University, he was a research assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and senior research scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University, from 2001-2007. From 2000-2001, he worked as a research scientist with the system diagnosis group at the Rockwell Scientific Company.

Alma Mater
Abdelwahed received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto in 2002.