Dr. Maher Aburrous

Associate Professor (Adjunct)

PhD in Information Security and Computer Science, University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K, 2010

MSc in Computer Information Security, University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K, 2007

BSc in Computer Science and Programming, University of Kuwait, Kuwait, 1989


Dr. Maher Abur-rous is an associate professor (Adjunct) in the College of Technological Innovation, Computing & Applied Technology at Zayed University, UAE. He has more than 25 Years of experience in teaching, industry and research. Prior to joining ZU, he was an Associate Professor/ Chair, Information, Network and Computer Security (INCS) - Faculty of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Chair of Cybersecurity Master Program, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Assistant professor, College of Engineering, American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, UAE. Faculty Professor, Higher Colleges of Technology, Faculty of Computer Information Science, RAK-UAE. Assistant Professor, Academic chair of Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, ALHosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Assistant Professor/Researcher, Internet Technology Department, College of Information Technology, Zarqa University, Jordan. Head of Information Technology Department (Cybersecurity Core Banking Projects Manager) at Jordan Ahli Bank, Amman, Jordan. He has a long industry experience especially in the financial/banking sectors. He was a Project Manager/ System Engineer Administrator and IT supervisor for many of the IT infrastructures and core banking digital security services at Jordan Ahli Bank for more than 15 years covering all its local and international branches all over the world. He has many professional training certificates, such as MCSE, PMP, CEH, CCNA, ACE.


Abu Dhabi Campus, FF3-1-16


02559 3387

Teaching Areas

  • Cryptography Analysis
  • Internet & Network security
  • Hacking & Cracking Techniques
  • Big Data Analysis & Machine Learning
  • Artificial intelligence & Data Mining
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Digital Forensic Analysis

Research and Professional Activities

Workshops and training:

  • “Emerging trends in Network Security “
  • “Next Generation Mobile networks”
  • “Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures”
  • “Designing Windows Phone Mobile Application”
  • “Building Mobile Application using Android”
  • “CompTIA Cloud + training course”
  • “IT Architecture Management with ARIS BPM & EA workshop”
  • “Project Management Training & Certification Program”

Awards and Honors

  • (ABET) Committee performance for Accreditation process
  • Teaching excellence certificate Award
  • Thanks Award for most quality business transformation process model for Core Banking development project  

Current Research Interests:

  • Cryptography and Digital Forensic Analysis, Cyber security, IoT, artificial intelligence, Cloud Computing, big data analysis & machine learning


  • Maher Aburrous, Faisal T. Ammari, J., “Intelligent Banking XML Encryption Using Effective Fuzzy Logic”, Chapter In book: Emerging Trends in ICT Security, pp.591-617 - 2017.
  • Aburrous, M., Khelifi, A., Shastry, P., and Sutaone, M., “Open Source Cryptographic Algorithm to Better Secure E-Banking Services and Enhance its Protection Techniques”, Journal on Information Security, Springer 2018.