Information Security Student Receives $10,000 Fellowship

Posted: September 25, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Cathy Hubbs and Kamaleldin Mohamed
Kamaleldin Mohamed receives congratulations from Cathy Hubbs, Mason’s director of IT security and director of scholarship and campus relations for the Information Systems Security Association-Northern Virginia (ISSA-NOVA) Chapter. Mohamed won the 2006 ISSA-NOVA Graduate Research Fellowship.
Photo courtesy ISSA-NOVA

Kamaleldin Mohamed, a student in George Mason’s PhD in Information Technology Program concentrating in information security and assurance, recently won a $10,000 graduate research fellowship sponsored by The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, Mason’s Center for Secure Information Systems, and the Information Systems Security Association–Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA).

This is the third year ISSA-NOVA has awarded a student in Mason’s Information Assurance (IA) Program with a scholarship. The scholarships are made possible through the involvement of ISSA members, sponsors and local universities.

Mohamed, a full-time student, has a BS in computer engineering from ComputerMan University College, Khartoum, Sudan, and an MS in information technology (telecommunication) from the University of Maryland University College.

He previously worked as a PC/network specialist for North Irving Motors, in Arlington, Va., and as a network engineer for CompuWare Co. in Khartoum. He was also a teaching assistant for ComputerMan University College, where he taught introduction to computing, mathematics, calculus, electric/electronics circuits and digital systems.

He says he hasn’t decided yet on his dissertation topic but “most probably it is going to be somewhere within the area of intrusion detection and response and source tracing.” After he graduates, he plans to teach or “work in a research-oriented environment.”

For more information about the scholarship program, click here.

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