Qusay H. Mahmoud, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor - Department of Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
Associate Dean - Experiential Learning & Engineering Outreach
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada


On this page you will find information about my contributions to, using NSERC terminology, the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) ranging from undergraduate students working on capstone and summer projects to postdoctoral fellows. You will also find information about PhD theses for which I have served as an external examiner.

I am always looking for bright and self-motivated graduate students interested in the following research areas: mobile & cloud computing, middleware, and software engineering. If you're interested, email me your CV and a research statement.

In-progress (@ Ontario Tech University)

Name Thesis Topic
Cornelius Agbo (PhD ECE) Data Privacy and Blockchain
Mohammad Jassas (PhD ECE) Edge Computing
Imtiaz Ullah (PhD ECE) IoT Networks
Mahesh Arachchige (MASc ECE) Transfer Learning for Cyber-Physical Systems
Aakash Gangolli
(Co-supervisor: Dr. A. Azim)
(MASc ECE) IoT Networks
Lizhen Tang (MASc ECE) Machine learning and Security
Weimen Zhao
(Co-superviser: Dr. S. Alwidian)
(MASc ECE) Explainable AI

Alumni (Ontario Tech University)

Date Name Thesis Title Last known at...
August 2021 Prasanth Varma Kakarlapudi (MASc ECE) Design and Development of a Blockchain-based Consent Management System view LinkedIn profile
March 2021 Nelson Vithayathil Varghese (MASc ECE) Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Multi-Task Learning Model for Optimizing Reinforcement Learning Agents view LinkedIn profile
July 2020 Okwudili Ezeme
(Co-supervisor: Dr. A. Azim)
(PhD ECE) Anomaly Detection in Kernel-Level Process Events using Machine Learning-Based Context Analysis view LinkedIn profile
April 2020 Harsh Singh (PhD ECE) A System Framework for Non-Intrusive Monitoring of HRMI States for Detecting Human-in-the-Loop Error Precursors view LinkedIn profile
April 2020 Yosef Ashibani (PhD ECE) A Contextual Authentication Framework for Smart Home Environment view LinkedIn profile
April 2019 Shihab Shahriar Hazari (MASc ECE) Design and Development of a Parallel Proof of Work for Permissionless Blockchain Systems view LinkedIn profile
March 2019 Michael John Lescisin (MASc ECE) A Monitoring Framework for Side-Channel Information Leaks view LinkedIn profile
February 2017 Ian Andrusiak (MASc ECE) A Reliability-Aware Framework for Service-Based Software Development view LinkedIn profile
August 2016 Yu Huang (MEng ECE) MEng Report: Design and Implementation of a Component-based Distributed System for Text Mining in Social Networks view LinkedIn profile
April 2016 Vathalloor Merin George (MASc ECE) Claims-Aware Middleware for Securing IoT Services view LinkedIn profile
February 2016 Abdullah A. Qasem (MASc ECE) A Framework for Provisioning Algorithms as a Service view LinkedIn profile
November 2015 Mohammad Jassas (MASc ECE) A Framework for Integrating Wireless Sensors and Cloud Computing view LinkedIn profile

Alumni (Postdocs)

Date Name Research Project Last known at...
Fall 2012 Lutful Karim Human Mobility Models Seneca College
Fall 2008 Eyhab Al-Masri Mobile Web Services University of Washington | Tacoma

Alumni (University of Guelph)

Date Name Thesis Title Last known at...
May 2016 Abdelwahab Elnaka (PhD) A Quality of Service Provisioning Framework for Traffic Flows in Networks and Applications view LinkedIn profile
August 2014 Daniel Vijayakumar (MSc) A Framework for the RESTful Provisioning of Community-Contributed Web Services view LinkedIn profile
December 2012 Sunny Dhillon (MSc) An Evaluation Framework for Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development Tools view LinkedIn profile
July 2012 Nicholas Mair (MSc) Location Sensing using Bluetooth for GPS Suppression view LinkedIn profile
June 2012 Lutful Karim (PhD) An Integrated Framework for Wireless Sensor Network Management (co-supervised with Nidal Nasser) Seneca College
August 2009 Matthew T. Wilks (MSc) Mookee: A Ubiquitous Learning Platform with Web Services view LinkedIn profile
July 2009 Pawel Popowicz (MSc) A Framework for Mobile Application Discovery and Acquisition view LinkedIn profile
July 2009 Thanh Ngo (MSc) A Framework for Finding and Accessing Mobile Web Services view LinkedIn profile
July 2009 Robert Sydoryshyn (MSc) A Framework for Dynamic Content Generation for Mobile Devices view LinkedIn profile
July 2008 Eyhab Al-Masri (PhD) Quality-Driven Discovery and Ranking of Web Services University of Washington | Tacoma
December 2007 Razieh Niazi (MSc) Design and Implementation of a Device-Independent Platform for Mobile Learning view LinkedIn profile
December 2007 Brian Moore (MSc) A Service Broker Framework for Software-AS-A-Service (SaaS) Applications view LinkedIn profile
August 2005 Zhixin Wang (MSc) An Agent-Enabled System for Provisioning Context-Aware Mobile Services Data Coordinator, Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre (Toronto, ON)
April 2005 Mosaab Daoud (MSc) Reliability Analysis of Mobile Agent-based Systems view LinkedIn profile
March 2005 Wassam Zahreddine (MSc) A Framework for Adaptive and Automatic Composition of Web Services view LinkedIn profile
April 2004 Leslie Yu (MSc) Havana: A Platform for Seamless Iintegration of Mobile Agents into the Existing E-Commerce Infrastructure view LinkedIn profile
April 2004 Jerry Tyan (MSc) A Network Layer Supported Service Discovery Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks view LinkedIn profile

Thesis Internal Examiner / Chair

I have served as an internal examiner or chair of the exam for many theses at Ontario Tech University and the University of Guelph. List is too long to list here.

PhD External Examiner

I have served as an external examiner for the following PhD theses.
DateName Thesis Title University
Dec 2019H. Hawilo Leveraging Cloud-based NFV and SDN Platform Towards Quality-Driven Next-Generation Mobile Networks Western University, Canada
Dec 2016A. Noorwali Modelling and Analysis of Smart Grids for Critical Data Communication Western University, Canada
Jun 2016V. Jindal Efficient Framework for Semantic Search on Web Thapar University, India
Oct 2014S. Armoogum A Security Framework for Mobile Agent Code Confidentiality University of Technology, Mauritius
Dec 2013K. Grolinger Disaster Data Management in Cloud Environment Western University, Canada
Oct 2013A. Alzahrani Physical Annotation Systems La Trobe University, Australia
Nov 2011Z. M. Aljazzaf Trust-Based Service Selection Western University, Canada
Aug 2011D. Dyachuk Ensuring Service Level Agreements for Service Workflows by Means of Request Scheduling University of Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2010A.M. Yunis Reference Model and Simulation Framework for Semantic P2P Networks Carleton University, Canada
Aug 2008A. Roczniak Improving Robustness of Service-based Applications by Leveraging Inter-Service Redundancy University of Ottawa, Canada

Alumni (Undergraduate Students)

I have served as the faculty advisor or supervisor for many capstone and final year projects at Ontario Tech University, University of Guelph, and University of Guelph-Humber.

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