Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki is the Information Security Program Director, School of Communication and Information Technology, Nile University, Cairo, Egypt. She is leading the IS Program since its inauguration. It is the first and only academic university program in Egypt leading and promoting nationally the IT and cyber security and privacy know-how and industry. The program digs into the most vital security issues such as security in cloud computing, operating systems security, digital forensics, malware analysis, security incident handling, risk management and more.
Dr. Abdelbaki is also leading the research group cloud computing and interactive multimedia to introduce the future integrated multimedia multiparty communication system in a collaborative environment with emphasis on the education sector. Her research interest in this regard elaborates on enhancing school education and student learning using the new research and technology fields and trends such as gamification, virtual labs, augmented reality, humanoid robots, cloud computing and information security.
She currently has published over forty refereed conference and journal papers and book chapters. She has also served as program committee member in several international scientific journals and conferences.
Supported by her German DAAD scholarship, Dr. Abdelbaki received her Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) degree with grade 1.0, in the field of multimedia networking from Faculty of Engineering, Ulm University, Germany. She received her M.Sc. degree from Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University in Cairo, and B.Sc. from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt.
Nashwa Abdelbaki is an early Internet pioneer, bringing Internet connectivity to Egypt in the late 80s and early 1990s. As part of this process, she helped to build Egypt's national networks both locally and regionally and took technical lead of the Egyptian Universities Network (EUN). She established the basics of the central registry of the Egyptian Top Level Domain .EG.
From 1993 to 1999, she led, managed, organized and helped with teaching and educating a number of the international IT conferences and networking workshops (e.g., ISOC/INET) that targeted the methodologies and techniques to study, build, manage and maintain national networks. She was one of the four that submitted the first proposal to establish AfriNIC. Dr. Abdelbaki was nominated and served as an ICANN ccNSO Council member (2007-2010) and a member of the African Top Level Domain (AFTLD) Executive Committee.