"If I can find the researcher who is able to answer all his open questions alone!, then I succeed to find the best researcher ever." Amr Alanwar (15 May 2018)
I am a Ph.D. candidate advised by Prof Mani Srivastava as a member of the Networked and Embedded System Lab (NESL). I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2010 and 2013. Prior to joining UCLA, I spent eight months in the REAL-TIME EMBEDDED SOFTWARE GROUP at University of Waterloo under supervision of Prof Sebastian Fischmeister. Before that, I was working as engineer in Mentor Graphics Egypt and Morpho, Egypt. My current research interests include: Privacy, Security, Localization, Time Synchronization,  and general topics in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS).

Active Research Project
  1. Secure Estimation And Actuation (SEAC)
  2. Noisy Estimation and Actuation
  3. Homomorphic Signal Processing
  4. Safety and Security in Machine Learning Systems
  5. Thoughts and Ideas: Ideas in any field.

Past Research Project
6. Defend Against Hardware Trojan (Would be resumed soon, Job opening in Egypt (link))


  • I am looking for faculty positions and Postdoc positions.

  • I am looking for a student who is expert in Linux as we will start the process of integrating Cyclops with into BeagleBoard.org default images as illustrated in (link)

  • We have an Deep Learning Research Assistant position in Egypt (link).

Recent News:
  • The Presentation for the Final day of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2018 for our proposal TNT (Trusted Notion of Time) can be found at this link (YouTube).

  • We make it again all the way to the QlnF Finalist 2018 (UCLA Newsroom). Our proposal "TNT: Trusted Notion of Time for Resilient Autonomous Driving"
    is in the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QlnF) Finalist 2018!. (Acceptance rate 30/174 = 17.2%). Excited to compete :). Good luck to all the finalists!
  • Our two proposals:
   A- SecSens: Secure State Estimation for Reliable Autonomous Driving
   B- TNT: Trusted Notion of Time for Resilient Autonomous Driving
are selected for the second phase of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QlnF) 2018.  (Acceptance rate 70/174 = 40.2%)

  • NESL is in dailybruin news (link).

  • The Final Presentation for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2017 of our proposal PLoTS can be found at this link (YouTube).

  • Our proposal "PLoTS: Power Efficient Localization and Time Synchronization" is in the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist, 2017. (Acceptance rate 33/116 = 28.4%)
  • The progress of Roseline, a NSF research project that I am part of, can be found at this link (YouTube).

Contact: [email protected], [email protected]
Office: 1762 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095