Hoda A. Alkhzaimi

Director, Center of Cyber Security, New York University in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hoda A.Alkhzaimi is currently the Director of Center of Cyber Security in New York University  AD and a research assistant professor in New York University. She served in different posts for  research and development in the Technology development sector for the past years, She also  played a specific role in developing Cyber Security and Cryptology research and development  ecosystems. She headed the Department of Research and Development for Cyber Security and  Cryptology in different national initiatives in the United Arab Emirates along with her associations  to different security initiatives nationally and internationally. She consults for special projects with  national and international technology development initiatives.  

Alkhzaimi has a specific expertise in cryptology; cryptanalysis, constructing and validating  security hardware and software components, constructing trusted security architectures for different environments in different products for the respective industries. Hoda.  Alkhzaimi obtained her PhD in Cryptanalysis from Denmark Technical University. Her current  research interests include Space, Aerospace, and UAV and autonomous systems security,  constructing and analyzing cryptographic primitives, validating and investigating links between  different cryptanalytic approaches and utilizing cryptographic primitives in different cybersecurity  architectures as in Internet of Things and big data analysis among others. Her research includes  analysis of the effect of machine learning techniques on improving security analytics. 

Hoda is the president of Emirates Digital Association for Women a non-for-profit organization  endorsed by the ministry of social affairs in the UAE that supports national and international  initiatives that aims to empower economic and educational development for diverse communities  with specific focus on women and children. This includes, yet not limited to, establishing, and  creating ecosystems that support sustainable business development in the UAE and the  international scene which supports indigenous growth of local economies. She is as well the  strategic director for Women In Artificial Intelligence research international community that aims  to improve the scientific and professional positioning of women’s contributions within the field  especially in the MENA region. She is the lead of Women In Engineering Chapter in Abu Dhabi  and the UAE lead for INWES MENA which is the global network for organizations of women in  science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She is a currently focusing on building  sustainable economic ecosystems and investments for valuable technological and industrial  impacts.




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