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).