Associate Professor

Ph.D.  in Computer Science and Networking


Mohamad Badra is an Associate Professor at Zayed University. He received a Ph.D. degree in Security and Networking from TLECOM ParisTECH (ex. ENST). His research interests are in the areas of information security, smart city (smart grid, urban sensing, etc.), wireless sensor networks, with a focus on designing, building, analyzing, and measuring privacy and security protocols and secure architectures for wired/wireless networks.

He is the author of several international standards on security exchange and the co-author of many international conference and journal papers.


Dubai Academic City, Wing E-L1-005


+9714 402 1879

Teaching Areas

- Communication Networks
- Information Security
- Network Security
- Programming & Problem Solving
- Research Methodologies

Research and Professional Activities

M. Badra & R. Borghol (2018). Long-term integrity and non-repudiation protocol for multiple entities. Sustainable Cities and Society.

M. Badra & S. Zeadally (2017). Lightweight and Efficient Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation Approach for the Smart Grid. Ad Hoc Networks.

M. Badra (2017). Internet of Things and Smart Cities - Security, Privacy and New Technologies. Ad Hoc Networks.

Oladayo Bello, Sherali Zeadally, Mohamad Badra. Network layer inter-operation of Device-to-Device communication technologies in Internet of Things (IoT) (2017).  Ad Hoc Networks.

Ricardo Marco Alaez, Jose M Alcaraz Calero, Qi Wang, Fatna Belqasmi, May El Barachi, Mohamad Badra, Omar Alfandi (2017). Open-source based testbed for multioperator 4G/5G infrastructure sharing in virtual environments. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.

Ricardo Marco Alaez, Jose M Alcaraz Calero, Fatna Belqasmi, May El-Barachi, Mohamad Badra, Omar Alfandi (2016). Towards an open source architecture for multi-operator LTE core networks. Journal of Network and Computer Applications

Badra, M. & Zeadally, S. (2016).  An Improved Privacy Solution for the Smart Grid.   International Journal on Network Security.  

Badra, M. Luchuk, A., Schoenwaelder, J. (2015). Using the NETCONF Protocol over Transport Layer Security (TLS) with Mutual X. 509 Authentication. IETF RFC 7589.