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Naoum Sayegh

                                    American University of Beirut, PO Box: 1594                                        +961-76-029085

Bliss Street                                                                                                          [email protected]

Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon


2011 – Present:          Masters of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering – American University of Beirut – Lebanon.

Major: Networks and Security

Minor: Communications

Cumulative GPA: 93.71

Expected graduation date: August 2013

Thesis: SCADA Vulnerability Assessment and Attacks Detection.

2005 – 2010:               Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering – University of Aleppo – Syria.

Major: Communications

Final year project: Built a small vehicle controlled using web services and audio processing while streaming video feedback.

Work Experience

2011 – Present:          Research Assistant with the industrial security group at the American University of Beirut.

-          Worked on assessing the security of SCADA components and protocols

-          Developed an intrusion detection system that detects SCADA specific attacks with a rate of 94%, including injection, drop, and man-in-the-middle attacks

2011 – 2013:               Graduate assistant with the power systems group at the American University of Beirut.

-          Developed a MATLAB model for a hybrid vehicle to determine a near-optimal solution for predicting the fuel consumption levels

2011 – 2013:               Teaching assistant at the American University of Beirut.

-          C++ Programming Language

-          SQL Server and databases


Certificates:                Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

MCTS, .Net Framework 2.0 web Application

MCTS, SQL Server 2005

Programming             C++, C#, Java
languages:                  Microsoft SQL Server


Operating Systems:   MS Windows


Languages:                 Arabic: Native proficiency

English: Full proficiency

French: Intermediate proficiency


Journal Papers:          Mehiar Dabbagh, Naoum Sayegh, Ayman Kayssi, Ali Chehab and Imad Elhajj, “Fast Dynamic Internet Mapping,” submitted to Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, 2013.

Alaa Atassi, Naoum Sayegh, Ayman Kayssi, Ali Chehab and Imad Elhajj, “Decentralized Malicious Node Detection in WSN,” submitted to the International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, (IJSSC‎), 2013.

Conference Papers:   Mehiar Dabbagh, Naoum Sayegh and Ayman Kayssi, “Efficient Internet Mapping in the Presence of Network Load Balancers,” the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC), Liverpool, 2012.

Alaa Atassi, Naoum Sayegh, Ayman Kayssi, Ali Chehab and Imad Elhajj, “Malicious Node Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks,” The 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Barcelona, 2013.

Naoum Sayegh, Ayman Kayssi, Ali Chehab and Imad Elhajj, “Internal Security Attacks on SCADA Systems,” The 3rd International Conference on Communications and Information Technology (ICCIT), Beirut, 2013.

Extra-curricular activities

2011 – Present:          Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE.

2013 – Present:          Activity coordinator of the Graduate Committee at AUB.

1996 – 2011:               Member of the Jesuits boy Scouts.

-          Served 7 years as a scouts chief

-          Helped in organizing an annual trivia competition that attracts more than 1500 participants

Interests:                    Football, Biking, Ping-Pong, Camping, Rock Climbing, Caving, Salsa.