Biography

I am a Ph.D student in Security Engineering at University College London (UCL)  under the supervision of Prof. George Danezis and Prof. Jens Groth. I hold a master degree in Electrical Engineering from Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), a master degree in Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik from Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (KIT), and a third master degree in Information Security from University College London (UCL).

My research interests are in privacy enhancing technologies, distributed ledgers, and FPGA-based security applications. I have a special interest in privacy-preserving machine learning and hardware accelerators for IoT security. In the past, I worked on numerical calculations and simulations for physics-related problems (plasma physics, category theory, symmetry groups). My research is funded by EU.

Selected Publications

3. Mustafa Al-Bassam, Alberto Sonnino, Shehar Bano, Dave Hrycyszyn, George Danezis. "Chainspace: A Sharded Smart Contracts Platform." To appear in Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2018.

@inproceedings{al2017chainspace,
title={Chainspace: A Sharded Smart Contracts Platform},
author={Al-Bassam, Mustafa and Sonnino, Alberto and Bano, Shehar and Hrycyszyn, Dave and Danezis, George},
intype={To appear in Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)},
year={2018},
}

2. Shalina Figuli, Peter Figuli, Alberto Sonnino, J├╝rgen Becker. "A Generic Reconfigurable Mixed Time and Frequency Domain QAM Transmitter with Forward Error Correction." International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems 6, no. 2 (2017): 80-88.

@article{figuli2017generic,
title={A Generic Reconfigurable Mixed Time and Frequency Domain QAM Transmitter with Forward Error Correction},
author={Figuli, Shalina Percy Delicia and Figuli, Peter and Sonnino, Alberto and Becker, Juergen},
journal={International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems},
volume={6},
number={2},
pages={80--88},
year={2017}
}

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Activities

Private Teaching

I am happy to help for free students or prospective students with difficulties in mathematics (high-school to undergraduate level), chemistry (high-school to undergraduate level), physics (high-school to undergraduate level), electricity/electronics (any level), and computer science (any level), provided they demonstrate a sufficient level of motivation. Please contact me by email.