Ezedin S. Barka, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Dr. Barka is currently an Assistant Professor at the United Arab Emirate University and he serves as an Adjunct professor at George Mason University.  He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA in 2002, where he was a member, and still associated, with the Laboratory for Information Security Technology (LIST).  His current research interests include Access Control, where he published some papers addressing delegation of rights using RBAC. Other research areas include Digital Rights Management (DRM), Large-scale security architectures and models, Trust engineering, B2C e-commerce, and Network “Wired & Wireless” and distributed systems security.  Dr. Barka is an IEEE member, member of the IEEE Communications Society and member of the IEEE Communications & Information Security Technical Committee (CISTC). He serves on the technical program committees of many international IEEE conferences such as ACSAC, GLOBECOM, ICC, WIMOB, and WCNC. In addition, he has been a reviewer for several international journals and conferences.
Dr. Barka has over 10 years of industry experience in the area of information security.  As a member of the Lockheed Martin team, he served as a senior network security engineer to protect DoD's unclassified network, and later became the Information security advisor for the Director of Security of the Network infrastructure agency (NISA) at DoD.  Dr.  Barka also was a member of the General Dynamic’s Information s Security team.
Field: Information Security