Najwa Aaraj

Najwa Aaraj

Company: DarkMatter

Title: Senior Vice President of Special Projects

12+ years experience in applied cryptography and information security. International Experience: USA, Middle East, Australia, Africa, Asia


* Ph.D. with Highest Honors in Computer Engineering from Princeton University
* Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Princeton University
* B.Eng. in Computer and Communication Engineering from American University of Beirut

Employment History

* Senior Vice President – Special Projects at DarkMatter LLC

* Lead Senior Associate, Booz & Company, USA and Middle East
* Research Staff Member, NEC Labs-Princeton University, NJ, USA
* Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson, NY, USA
* Research Staff Member, Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA

Cyber Security – Related Experience

  • Patents: Optimizing performance of integrity monitoring; Patent number: 8949797
  • Analysis and design of a hardware/software trusted platform module (TPM) for embedded systems
  • Energy and execution time analysis of a software-based trusted platform module (TPM)
  • INVISIOS: A Lightweight, Minimally Intrusive Secure Execution Environment – A framework for defending embedded systems against software attacks
  • Dynamic Binary Instrumentation-Based Framework for Malware Defense
  • Hybrid Arch. for Efficient and Secure Face Authentication in Embedded Systems – Architectures for efficient face authentication in embedded systems
  • Neighbor stranger discrimination: a new defense mechanism against DDOS attacks
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