Abdullatif Shikfa, PhD

  • Current08/2015

    Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Abdullatif Shikfa is a research assistant professor at KINDI center for computing research of Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University, Abdullatif held both research and industry positions: he was the scientific advisor and deputy head of the security research department at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and then he worked as technical project manager and security expert at Thales . Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, he was a research engineer working at EURECOM in the Network and Security team on the EU FP6 project Haggle, where he designed original security protocols in challenging environments, such as mobile opportunistic networks or RFIDs. His research interests and experience span a wide range of topics in information and communication security from trust and cooperation enforcement to secure routing, through protection of users’ privacy mainly by applying advanced cryptographic primitives to enable computation on encrypted data. Dr. Shikfa obtained his PhD from Telecom ParisTech in 2010 and he is an alumnus of Ecole Polytechnique (MSc. 2004), of University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (MSc. 2005), and of ENST-EURECOM (MSc. 2006).

  • PhD 2010

    Docteur es Informatique et Reseaux (PhD in Computer Science and Networks)

    EURECOM/Telecom ParisTech - Sophia-Antipolis, France

  • MSc 2006

    Ingenieur en Securite des Systemes de Communication (Master of Engineering in Communication Systems Security)

    EURECOM/Telecom ParisTech - Sophia-Antipolis, France

  • MSc 2005

    Master Recherche Reseaux et Systemes Distribues (Research Master in Networking and Distributed Systems)

    Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis - Sophia-Antipolis, France

  • MSc 2004

    Ingenieur de l'Ecole Polytechnique

    Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech - Palaiseau, France