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Bushra AlAhmadi

Bushra AlAhmadi

Doctoral Student

Department of Computer Science,
Robert Hooke Building
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Biography

I am in my final year as a PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Professsor Ivan Martinovic. Prior to starting my PhD, I received an MSc degree with distinction in Computer Science and Engineering with concentration on Network and Information Assurance from Santa Clara University, USA. My previous work experience includes lecturer at King Saud University, Cisco Systems and the Internet Services Operation Security team at Apple, Cupertino. My research involves classification and detection of malware using Machine Learning, improving the security monitoring in Security Operation Centres (SOCs), network security, and the detection of insider threats using Natural Language Processing. I am also investigating the application of Software Defined Networking (SDN) for the active monitoring and detection of malware.​ I received numerous awards such as the Google Anita Borg Scholarship in 2016, Klaus Brunnstein Award 2016, and Kellogg College Anne McLaren Award in 2017. I am passionate about volunteering, co-founding an initiative inspireHer with support from Google to encourage girls to code in an early age.  I also organised workshops at the Annual Hay Festival in the United Kingdom to teach children to code using robotics. 

I was recently invited to be part of a panel on Machine Learning, Big Data & Smart Analytics on Google Cloud as well as present a talk titled: Know Yourself, Know Your Enemy: Detecting Anomalous Behavior Using Machine Learning at Google Cloud Next UK 2019.

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