“If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.”, Philosophical Investigations
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bio.

I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University and a Fellow at the Hariri Insitute for Computing. I am interested in topics such as: (1) Secure Multi-Party Computation, (2) Privacy, (3) Formal Methods and Verification. I am very excited about coming up with privacy preserving algorithm for the public good and would like to get a better understanding of policies surrounding data sharing and computation on the cloud.

Im currently working under the direct supervision of Prof. Assaf Kfoury, Prof. Azer Bestavros, Prof. Mayank Varia and Prof. Andrei Lapets.

I received my B.E. in Computer and Communication Engineering in 2016 from the American University of Beirut with a Minor in Mathematics, and my Masters in Computer Science from Boston University in 2018.

Current Research

JIFF: Web-Enabled MPC

Can we come up with a multipurpose MPC framework that relies on modern technologies ?

I am working on building and maintaining a multipurpose MPC framework (JIFF) that unlike other frameworks in the same domain (1) relies on modern technologies that allow developers to easily integrate it into their web-based applications and (2) allows for large scale real-time deployment of multi-party computation (MPC) protocols.

For more information visit https://multiparty.org/ and JIFF


Privacy Preserving Route Recommendation

How do we design a privacy preserving route recommendation protocol that meets modern day demands ?

I am currently working on finalizing a large-scale real-time route recommendation protocol that preserves the privacy of both user and server: i.e. this protocol ensures that (1) the user's remain private, and does not any information that the server is not incentivized to share (i.e. map weights representing traffic etc.). This protocol works in an honest but curious model that can handle up to n-1 malicious parties.



Industry Work

_ SAIL at the Hariri Institute for Computing - Software Engineering Fellow (2017).
_ UBILITE - Software Engineering (2015).

Publications

_ Scalable Secure Multi-Party Network Vulnerability Analysis via Symbolic Optimization. In Proceedings of WTMC 2017: The IEEE Security and Privacy Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity, May 2017.
_ Accessible Privacy-Preserving Web-Based Data Analysis for Assessing and Addressing Economic Inequalities. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies, June 2018.

Talks

_ Managing Trust in the Cloud (with Kinan Bab): Invited talk at the American University of Beirut (AUB) first North American Computer Science Alumni Reunion. PDF (Sep-3-2017). Presentation available here
_ Privacy Enhancing Route Recommendation: talk at the MACS Project Meeting, December 2018

Teaching

_ Spring 2017. CS 235: Algebraic Algorithms with Prof. Leonid Levin

Awards

_ Hariri Graduate Fellow (awarded in May 2016)
_ Creative Achievement Award For the Final Year Project.
_ Best Software Project Award For the Final Year Project.
_ AUB Dean's Honor List: Fall 2016.

Misc.



Last Updated: Spring 2019