Dr. Ahmad Alsharif received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Benha University, Egypt, in 2009 and 2015, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, USA, in May 2019. His current research interests include applied cryptography, secure protocol design, IoT security, cyber-physical systems security, digital forensics, secure blockchain applications, and machine learning applications in cybersecurity. Dr. Alsharif was awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Initiative Grant (NSF CRII). Dr. Alsharif was a recipient of the Young Innovator Award from the Egyptian Industrial Modernization Center in 2009.