Biography

Thabet Kacem is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of the District of Columbia. He obtained his PhD in Information Technology at George Mason University in May 2016. His PhD thesis entitled “Secure Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B)” provided an innovative cyber-security layer to the ADS-B protocol which is widely used by aircraft and air traffic control worldwide. He previously obtained his Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of the District of Columbia in 2010.

His research interests include cyber-security, smart transportation systems, cyber-physical systems, software-defined radios/radars, security protocols, security requirements modelling and semantic technologies.

Courses Taught

CSCI 241

Data Structures

Fall 18, Spring 18, Spring 17

CSCI 353

Information Security

Spring 18, Spring 17

CS II

Lecture & Lab

Fall 16

CSCI 410

Theory of Computation

Fall 18

CSCI 508

Data Comm. Networks

Fall 18, Fall 17

CSCI 538

Secure Software Design

Spring 18

Research Interests

My research interests include the following:

Cyber Security

Smart Transportation

CPSs

SDRs

Publications

Thabet Kacem, Alexandre Barreto Duminda Wijesekera, and Paulo Costa. "Extending ADS-B for Mixed Urban Air Traffic". 37th AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2018), London, UK, October 2018.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, and Paulo Costa. "Key Distribution Scheme For Aircraft Equipped With Secure ADS-B IN". In Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2017), IEEE 20th International Conference on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, Yokohama, Japan, October 2017.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa and Alexandre Barreto, "Secure ADS-B Framework "ADS-Bsec", 2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2016), Riodi Janeiro, Brazil, November 2016.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa and Alexandre Barreto, "An ADS-B Intrusion Detection System", The 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-16), Tianjin, China, August 2016.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa, Marcio Monteiro and Alexandre Barreto, "Secure ADS-B Design & Evaluation". Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES 2015), Yokohama, Japan, November 2015.

Thabet Kacem, Jeronymo Carvalho, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa, Marcio Monteiro and Alexandre Barreto, "Risk-adaptive Engine for Secure ADS-B Broadcasts", SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition (SAE AeroTech 2015), Seattle, WA, September 2015.

Marcio Monteiro, Alexandre Barreto, Thabet Kacem, Jeronymo Carvalho, Duminda Wijesekera and Paulo Costa, "Detecting Malicious ADS-B Broadcasts Using Wide Area Multilateration", The 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2015.

Marcio Monteiro, Alexandre Barreto, Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera and Paulo Costa, "Detecting Malicious ADS-B Transmitters Using a Low-Bandwidth Sensor Network", The 18th International Conference on Information Fusion (Fusion 2015), Washington, DC, July 2015.

Thabet Kacem, DumindaWijesekera, Paulo Costa, Jeronymo Carvalho, Marcio Monteiro and ALexandre Barreto, "Key Distribution Mechanism in Secure ADS-B Networks". Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS 2015), Herendon, VA, April 2015.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera and Paulo Costa, "Integrity and Authenticity of ADS-B Radars". IEEE Aerospace Conference (AeroConf 2015), Big Sky, MT, March 2015.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa and Alexandre Barreto, "Security Requirements Analysis of ADS-B Networks". Semantic Technology For Intelligence, Defense and Security Conference (STIDS 2014), Fairfax, VA, November 2014.

Farhan Siddiqui, Sherali Zeadally, Thabet Kacem, and Scott Fowler. "Zero configuration networking: Implementation, Performance, and Security". Computers & electrical engineering 38, no. 5, 2012, pp. 1129-1145.

Thabet Kacem, Alexandre Barreto, Duminda Wijesekera and Paulo Costa. "ADS-Bsec: A Novel Framework To Secure ADS-B". ICT Express, 2017, pp.160-163.

Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera and Paulo Costa. "ADS-Bsec: A Holistic Approach to Secure ADS-B". IEEE Transactions on IntelligentVehicles, 2018.

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