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Dr. ElMouatez Karbab

About Me

Dr. ElMouatez Karbab is a postdoc at Concordia University. His research focuses on applied machine learning techniques on malware fingerprinting and mobile and IoT security. He is a research scientist at the National Cyber Forensic and Training Alliance (NCFTA) of Canada, an international organization which focuses on the investigation of cyber-crimes. He served as an associate researcher at Research Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST), Algeria, where he worked on international projects in collaboration with University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Heudiasyc Lab, France. ElMouatez has published many peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and conferences on malware fingerprinting using machine learning techniques, cyber security, and embedded systems.

Experiences

Concordia University
concordia.ca
2020-current
PostDoctoral
I am a researcher at Concordia Security Research Center.
NCFTA Canada
ncfta.ca
2014 - 2020
Data Scientist & Cyber-Security Specialist
I am a researcher at National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA Canada).
  • Investigating large-scale cyber threats.
  • Designing, developing and maintaining big data and machine learning systems for cyber security threats mitigation.
Concordia University
concordia.ca
2015-2020
Research Assistant
I focus on binary and malware fingerprinting using machine learning techniques. Also, I am participating in different projects that include Concordia University/ NCFTA Canada and other academic, industrial, and government partners.
Concordia University
concordia.ca
2016-2020
Teaching Assistant
I taught several tutorials and labs of graduate and undergraduate courses.
CERIST Research Center
cerist.dz
2011 - 2014
Research Assistant & Embedded System Developer
I was a research assistant at CERIST Research Center. I participated in national and international projects.
  • Embedded systems development.
  • Software development.
Mobilis Telecom
mobilis.dz
2010 - 2011
Software Engineer
I developed the management software for one department.
  • Java developer.
  • Database administrator.

Education

Languages

Arabic

English

French

Hobbies

Electronics
Graphical Design
Chess

Contact

Address
Sir George Williams Campus
EV9.173, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8
Mail
mouatez _at_ karbab.net

Events

Skills

Programming languages
Python
Go
Bash
Rust
C
Javascript
Machine Learning Frameworks
scikit-learn
PyTorch
Tensorflow
Data Store and Processing
PostgreSQL
ELK
MySql
Pandas
Sql
PySpark
Embedded System and IoT Development
Arduino
Energia
Platformio
Nuttx OS
Build and Continuous Integration
Git
Make
Gradle
Jenkins
Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Docker
Vagrant
Qemu
KVM

Projects

Collaboration between Concordia University, Canarie, and several Canadian academic institutions to strengthen the overall state of network security at connected institutions within Canada's National Research and Education Network (NREN).

I built a machine learning system for maliciousness detection on academic institutions network traffic. The system is online and serving over ten academic institutions.

Telephony Abuse Mitigation
Collaboration between Concordia University, CRTC in a research project for telephony abuse mitigation.

I developed multiple statistical analyses to detect and cluster campaigns of telephony abusers from call detail records (CDR) and users' complaints .

CyberFusion Log Analysis Project
Collaboration between Concordia University, Carleton University, and Industrial partners to conduct research and development on OS systems' logs and network traffic to detect and classify abnormal and malicious behaviors.
  • Developing malware detection system on ClearOS Linux system logs based on deep learning techniques.
  • Deploping IoT malware detection system on IoT device Logs based on deep learning techniques.
  • builing an IoT intrusion detection system (IDS) to detect malicious traffic and devices in IoT network. The system has been deployed in an IoT testbed at Concordia university security lab.

Road Traffic Management using Sensor networks
Collaboration between CERIST (Algeria) Research Center and Heudiasyc (France) Laboratory.

Developing of a smart prototype, hardware and embedding system development, for road traffic in management using wireless sensor network (WSN) and ultrasonic sensors.

Smart car parking using wireless sensor network
Collaboration between CERIST (Algeria) Research Center and University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Building a prototype of smart car parking manager, hardware and embedding system development, using wireless sensor network (WSN), radio frequency identification (RFID), ultrasonic sensor, and image processing.