My research interests are in the areas of applied cryptography and security, with a focus on verifiable computation, zero-knowledge proofs and blockchains.

Dean's Fellowship for outstanding graduate students, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2016.
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, University of Maryland, May 2014.
Best poster award, IEEE CNS 2013.
Dean's Fellowship, University of Maryland [2012-2013].
Third Place, ACM SIGMOBILE Graduate Student Research Competition, 2011.
Certificate of Honor - Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt [2005-2009].
Silver medal in the Egyptian Olympiad of Informatics (EOI), 2006.