Ahmed Aleroud

Associate Professor

Ahmed Aleroud

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

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.

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  • RV 1600


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

  • BS, Computer Software Engineering The Hashemite University, 2006

Awards & Honors

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

  • European IP Networks, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CSCI 8510

    Independent Study
  • CYBR 3100

    Intro Defensive Cyber Operatio

Teaching Interests

Data mining
Cyber Security


Selected Recent Publications

  • A graph proximity feature augmentation approach for identifying accounts of terrorists on twitter, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • An examination of susceptibility to spear phishing cyber attacks in non-English speaking communities, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Automatic Bug Triage in Software Systems Using Graph Neighborhood Relations for Feature Augmentation, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Bypassing detection of url-based phishing attacks using generative adversarial deep neural networks, 2020
    Conference Proceeding
  • Sdn-gan: generative adversarial deep nns for synthesizing cyber attacks on software defined networks, 2019
    Conference Proceeding

Research Interests

Privacy preserving data analytics
Intrsuion detection
Social Network Analysis

College Service

  • 2021 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

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

    Role: Reviewer
  • Review committee 2021 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer