Amr Alanwar [PhD Student]
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EE Department

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall
UCLA Main Campus

Mail:
UCLA
EE Department
420 Westwood Plaza
MC# 951594
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
ATTN: 56-125KK, EEIV
C/O: Fe Asuncion

Email:
alanwar@ucla.edu

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Biography: Amr Alanwar received his M.Sc. and the B.Sc. degrees (with distinction and honors) in Computer and Systems Engineering from Faculty OF Engineering, Ain Shams University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Department of Electrical Engineering in UCLA. Before joining UCLA, Amr has been a research and teaching assistant at Ain Shams University, Computer and Systems department. Amr also has a four year of industrial experience working in the domain of Hardware Verification at Mentor Graphics and image processing at Safran Morpho.

Education:

  • BSc in Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2010.
  • MS in Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2013.
    Thesis: Design and Analysis of Secure Hardware Architectures

Experience:

  • Hardware Verification Engineer, Mentor Emulation Division (MED), Mentor Graphics: Nov 2010 to Mar. 2012
  • Research and development Engineer in Safran Morpho specialized in image processing: Sep 2012 to Jan 2014
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Ain Shams University: Dec 2011 to Jan 2014

Research Interests:

  • Localization
  • Time Synchronization
  • Embedded systems (ES), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security, Privacy

Recent Publications:

  • EchoSafe: Sonar-based Verifiable Interaction with Intelligent Digital Agents
    Amr Alanwar, Bharathan Balaji, Yuan Tian, SHUO YANG, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    SafeThings 2017 ‚Äč- ACM Workshop on the Internet of Safe Thing, November 2017. [ Details ]
  • Cyclops: PRU Programming Framework for Precise Timing Applications
    Amr Alanwar, Fatima M. Anwar, Yi-Fan Zhang, Justin Pearson, Joao Hespanha, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    2017 IEEE International Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication (ISPCS), August 2017. [ Details ]
  • D-SLATS: Distributed Simultaneous Localization and Time Synchronization
    Amr Alanwar, Henrique Ferraz, Kevin Hsieh, Rohit Thazhath, Paul D. Martin, Joao Hespanha, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    MobiHoc'17 Proceedings of the 18th ACM international symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc networking and computing, July 2017. [ Details ]
  • SeleCon: Scalable IoT Device Selection and Control Using Hand Gestures
    Amr Alanwar, Moustafa Alzantot, Bo-Jhang Ho, Paul D. Martin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Second International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, April 2017. [ Details ]
  • PrOLoc: resilient localization with private observers using partial homomorphic encryption
    Amr Alanwar, Yasser Shoukry, Supriyo Chakraborty, Paul D. Martin, Paulo Tabuada, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2017. [ Details ]
  • Demo abstract: PrOLoc: resilient localization with private observers using partial homomorphic encryption
    Amr Alanwar, Yasser Shoukry, Supriyo Chakraborty, Bharathan Balaji, Paul D. Martin, Paulo Tabuada, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2017. [ Details ]
  • Privacy-aware quadratic optimization using partially homomorphic encryption
    Yasser Shoukry, Konstantinos Gatsis, Amr Alanwar, George Pappas, Sanjit Seshia, Mani B. Srivastava, and Paulo Tabuada.
    2016 IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) , December 2016. [ Details ]
  • CryptoImg: Privacy preserving processing over encrypted images
    M. Tarek Ibn Ziad, Amr Alanwar, Moustafa Alzantot, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) , October 2016. [ Details ]
  • Realizing Uncertainty-Aware Timing Stack in Embedded Operating System
    Amr Alanwar, Fatima M. Anwar, Joao Hespanha, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    EWiLi'16, the 6th Embedded Operating System Workshop held in conjunction with ESWEEK , October 2016. [ Details ]

Awards:

  • Best Demo Award at 2017 IPSN/CPSWeek - The 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN).
  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist, 2017.
  • Graduate Division Fellowship, Academic year 2014-2015. From Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA.
  • UWaterloo, Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Research Studentship Jan 2014.
  • Full tuition scholarship for Master of Science studies, September 2012 Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University.
  • Distinction Award, Graduation with Honors, September 2010 Computer and Systems Engineering, Ain Shams University.
  • Egyptian Government Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Studies, 2005-2010.
  • Kuwait Government Award for ranking the 23th over the country in Higher School Certificate.