Dr. Aiman Erbad | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Aiman Erbad

Dr. Aiman Erbad (PhD)

Associate Professor and Head of Information and Computing Technology
Information & Computing Technology
College of Science and Engineering


Aiman Erbad is an Associate Professor and Division Head at the Information and Computing Technology Division, the College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). Dr. Erbad obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia (Canada), a Master of Computer Science in embedded systems and robotics from the University of Essex (UK), and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.

He also received the 2020 Best Research Paper Award from Computer Communications, the IWCMC 2019 Best Paper Award, and the IEEE CCWC 2017 Best Paper Award. He is an editor for KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, an editor for the International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet), and an editor in IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

He served in many international IEEE and ACM conferences as a program committee member and organizer. His research interests span cloud and edge intelligence, distributed intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), private and secure networks, Blockchains, and multimedia systems. He advices government entities and works with global organizations on the issues of higher education. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.


Research Interests

  • Cloud and Edge Intelligence
  • Edge intelligence
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Network Security
  • Blockchains
  • Multimedia Systems


Associate Professor

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Jun 2020 - Present
  • Director of Research Planning and Development

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

    Feb 2018 - May 2020
  • Director of Research Support

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

    Sep 2016 - Jan 2018
  • Computer Engineering Program Coordinator

    Qatar University Doha, Doha, Qatar

    Aug 2014 - Aug 2016
  • Assistant/Associate Professor

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

    Sep 2012 - May 2020
  • Lecturer

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

    Sep 2005 - Jun 2006


PhD. in Computer Science

University of British Columbia, Canada

Aug 2012
  • M.Sc. in Embedded Systems and Robotics (distinction)

    University of Essex, UK

    Nov 2005
  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (departmental honors)

    University of Washington-Seattle, USA

    Jun 2004

Selected Publications