Ahmed Aleroud

Associate Professor

Ahmed Aleroud

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Department of Computer & Cyber Sciences

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
Department of Computer & Cyber Sciences


Dr. Ahmed AlEroud is an Associate Professor of Cyber Security at Augusta University. Before joining Augusta University, he was an instructor in the department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County(UMBC). He worked as a Visiting Associate Research Scientist and a Post-doctoral fellow at UMBC. Before joining UMBC, He worked as An Associate Professor of Information Systems at Yarmouk University in Jordan. He holds degrees in Information Systems (Ph.D. and M.S.) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also holds an MS degree in Computer Information Systems from Yarmouk University in Jordan, and a Bs. degree in Software Engineering from Hashemite University in Jordan. His research work focuses on cyber-security, privacy preserving network data analytics, detection of social engineering attacks, and identifying radical content in social networks using sentiment analysis. He was a certified cyber security trainer at KADD Cyber Security Academy in Jordan. He has publications in journals such as IEEE Transactions, ACM Digital Threats Research&Practice, Computers&Security, Information Security and Applications, Information System Frontiers, Knowledge and Information Systems. His research has been supported by MITRE, European IP Networks(RIPE), and Maryland Innovation Initiative. He has also co-authored two educational/research books on Cyber Security.

  • (706) 729-2773
  • UH 107 Summerville campus


  • Ph.D., Information Science/Studies University of Maryland - Balti, 2014

  • BS, Computer Software Engineering The Hashemite University, 2006


  • Cyber Threat Hunting Active Counter Measures(ACM), 2022

  • CITI Human Subjects Research CITI and Augusta University, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) Middle east network operators group, 2018

  • European IP Networks, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CSCI 8940

    Dissertation Research
  • CYBR 3100

    Intro Defensive Cyber Operatio
  • CSCI 8720

    Problems in Computer & Cyber

Teaching Interests

Data mining
Cyber Security


Selected Recent Publications

  • Anonymization of Network Traces Data through Condensation-based Differential Privacy, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Fault-based testing for discovering SQL injection vulnerabilities in web applications, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Generating Optimal Attack Paths in Generative Adversarial Phishing, 2021
    Conference Proceeding
  • Generative Adverserial Analysis of Phishing Attacks on Static and Dynamic Content of Webpages, 2021
    Conference Proceeding
  • Method for anonymizing network data using differential privacy, 2021

Research Interests

Privacy preserving data analytics
Intrusion detection
Social Network Analysis
Homeland security

Department Service

  • Faculty search 2022 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • data science curriculum, program 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • 2021 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

University Service

  • Graduate Research Day Judge 2022 - 2022

    Role: Student Placement

Professional Service

  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) 2021 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Review committee 2021 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer