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Mrs. Menatalla Abououf | Event Detection Award | Best Researcher Award

Mrs. Menatalla Abououf, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates

Menatalla Abououf is a Research Engineer at Khalifa University’s Center for Cyber-Physical Systems in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, she has over five years of experience in cyber security research, teaching, and curriculum development. Her expertise spans software and hardware, including AI, IoT, and blockchain. She’s published in esteemed journals, presented at conferences, and received awards for her contributions to IoT data monetization and more. Fluent in English and Arabic, Menatalla is known for her adaptability, leadership, and commitment to advancing technology. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”’๐Ÿ”ฌ


Publication Profile

Education and Qualificationย 

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Mrs. Menatalla Abououf brings over five years of versatile experience as a researcher, lab engineer, and teaching assistant, specializing in areas like Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, and Advanced Operating Systems. Her extensive technical expertise spans both software and hardware domains, encompassing HPC, Kali Linux, Matlab, Python, C++, Assembly, Verilog, HTML, and CSS. Committed to advancing cybersecurity, she delivers training courses in related topics and pursues research in artificial intelligence, cyber security, crowdsensing/sourcing, internet of things, and blockchain. With a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, both from Khalifa University, she maintains a stellar academic record with a GPA of 3.96 and 3.89, respectively. ๐ŸŽ“


Professional Experienceย 

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Menatalla Abououf has amassed a rich professional portfolio, showcasing her expertise and dedication across various roles. As a Research Engineer at the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems, Khalifa University, she spearheads research on privacy and security in cyber-physical systems, while also serving as a pivotal figure in the Information Security department, contributing as a teaching assistant and lab engineer. Her commitment extends beyond academia, as seen in her role as a Trainer at the Cyber Security Academy, where she imparts knowledge and fosters practical skills in cybersecurity. Additionally, her contributions to curriculum development with the Ministry of Education reflect her commitment to shaping future generations. Her multifaceted roles as a Project Manager, Teaching Assistant, and Expert Judge underscore her versatility and leadership in various capacities within the educational and technological landscape. ๐ŸŒ



๐Ÿ† Menatalla Abououf’s achievements reflect her consistent dedication to academic excellence and professional growth. She received the prestigious IET Networks Premium Award for her outstanding paper on ‘Monetization of IoT data using smart contracts,’ showcasing her innovative contributions to the field. Her academic journey was marked by accolades such as the Khalifa University Scholarship and being designated a Top 20 student, President’s List, and Dean’s List awardee, demonstrating her exceptional academic performance. Additionally, her participation in competitions like the Khalifa University Programming Contest and Gulf Programming Contest highlights her prowess in problem-solving and programming. These achievements, coupled with her non-academic awards and professional certifications, underscore her commitment to excellence. ๐ŸŽ“

Research Focus

๐Ÿ” Menatalla Abououf’s research focus revolves around leveraging advanced technologies, particularly in artificial intelligence and machine learning, to address critical challenges in cyber-physical systems, mobile crowd sensing, and IoT monetization. Her work spans various domains, including privacy and security enhancement in cyber-physical systems, anomaly detection in IoT devices, and behavior-based recruitment models in mobile crowd sourcing. Through her publications and contributions to prestigious conferences, she has demonstrated a deep understanding of these areas and a commitment to advancing knowledge in the field. Her interdisciplinary approach underscores her versatility and dedication to tackling complex issues at the intersection of technology and society. ๐ŸŒ


Publication Top Notes

๐Ÿ“ Monetization of IoT data using smart contracts | Cited by: 137 | Year: 2019 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“Gale-shapley matching game selectionโ€”A framework for user satisfactionย | Cited by: 65 | Year: 2018 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ Multi-worker multi-task selection framework in mobile crowd sourcingย | Cited by: 56 | Year: 2019 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ Machine learning in mobile crowd sourcing: A behavior-based recruitment model | Cited by: 18 | Year: 2021 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“A misbehaving-proof game theoretical selection approach for mobile crowd sourcingย | Cited by: 15 | Year: 2020 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ Self-supervised online and lightweight anomaly and event detection for IoT devices | Cited by: 12 | Year: 2022 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ How artificial intelligence and mobile crowd sourcing are inextricably intertwined | Cited by: 10 | Year: 2020 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ Monetization of IoT data using smart contracts. IET Netw 8: 32โ€“37 | Cited by: 3 | Year: 2019 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ Impact of misbehaving devices in mobile crowd sourcing systems| Cited by: 2 | Year: 2023 ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ“ Explainable AI for Event and Anomaly Detection and Classification in Healthcare Monitoring Systems | Cited by: 2 | Year: 2022 ๐Ÿ’ก


Menatalla Abououf | Event Detection Award | Best Researcher Award

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