Dr Adnan Hameed Ullah

Associate Professor
University of Doha for Science and Tech.

Topic: IBAC – Internet of things, blockchains, AI and cybersecurity

The acronym “IBAC” typically represents the convergence of four key technology domains: Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchains, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Cybersecurity. These areas are increasingly interrelated and play crucial roles in shaping the future of technology and digital innovation.

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with sensors, software, and connectivity, allowing them to collect and exchange data. This interconnectedness enables smarter decision-making, automation, and enhanced efficiency across various industries. Blockchains are decentralized and distributed digital ledgers that record transactions securely and transparently. They provide a tamper-proof way to track and verify data, making them particularly valuable for applications like cryptocurrency and supply chain management. Artificial Intelligence (AI) encompasses the development of machines and systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. It includes technologies like machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision, with applications spanning from chatbots to autonomous vehicles. Besides, Cybersecurity focuses on protecting computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, cyberattacks, and breaches. It is a critical component in ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of digital assets.

The convergence of these four domains, represented by IBAC, offers innovative solutions and opportunities for businesses and industries seeking to leverage the power of data, secure transactions, and harness intelligent automation. This synergy holds the potential to drive technological advancements and shape the digital landscape in the years to come.

Speaker: Adnan Akhunzada, a distinguished Senior Member of IEEE, and Professional Member of ACM, possesses a rich and accomplished tenure of 15 years in Research and Development (R&D). Seamlessly navigating the intersection of ICT industry and academia, he stands as a testament to excellence and innovation. Renowned for high-impact publications, US Patents, and commercial products.  Dr. Adnan’s patented cybersecurity and AI innovations have secured multi-million-dollar projects for global corporations such as Vinnova and EU Horizon. In recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions, Stanford University acknowledged him as one of the top 2% scientists globally in 2023. Prof. Adnan Akhunzada leverages his strong cybersecurity skills and cutting-edge technological knowledge to solve industrial problems and develop state-of-the-art security tools, techniques, and frameworks. He’s a Postdoc in Cybersecurity, PhD in Network Security, and MS in Information Security. His Expertise in Cybersecurity & AI, Secure Future Internet, modelling and designing Secure & Dependable Software Defined Networks, and Large-Scale Distributed Systems (Cloud, Fog, Edge, IoT, IoE, IIoT, CPS); Lightweight Cryptographic Next Generation Communication Protocols, QoS/QoE, and Adversarial Machine Learning is Helping Shape the Future of Secure and Dependable Systems.

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