• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering
  • Director: iSTAR Lab, innovations in Systems’ Trust and Resilience
Eman Hammad

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2018
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011

Research Interests

    • Cyber-Physical Systems’ Security, Trust, and Resilience
    • Autonomous, Collaborative and Human-in-the-Loop Complex Systems
    • Smart Grid and Next Generation Power Systems Operation, Security & Resilience
    • Critical Infrastructure Systems & Public Safety Networks
    • Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, Operations, Incidence Response, Testing & Evaluation
    • Future Networks (5G/6G) Operation, Security, Privacy and Applications
    • Digital Trust and Reliable Integration of Emerging Technologies (5G/6G, IIoT, AI/ML)
    • Industrial and IoT Applications and Security
    • Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

Awards & Honors

  • TAMUC Dr. Augustine ‘Chuck’ Arize’s Junior Faculty Award, 2023
  • 2021 IEEE North America (NA) Exceptional Service Award, 12/2021
  • ITW Canada’s Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity 2021, 7/2021
  • PwC Cybersecurity & Privacy Champions, 9/2019
  • IEEE Communication Society Chapter Achievement Award, 12/2018
  • Best Paper Award - IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2015
  • Best Poster Award - ISE Institute for Sustainable Energy Research Symposium, 2015

Selected Publications

  • Hammad, Eman, and Abdallah Farraj. "A Physical-Layer Security Approach for IoT Against Jamming Interference Attacks." In 2021 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2021.
  • Dutta, A. and Hammad, E., 2020, September. 5G security challenges and opportunities: A system approach. In 2020 IEEE 3rd 5G world forum (5GWF) (pp. 109-114). IEEE.
  • Hammad, Eman. "Resilient cooperative microgrid networks." IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 16, no. 3 (2019): 1539-1548.
  • Hammad, Eman, Mellitus Ezeme, and Abdallah Farraj. "Implementation and development of an offline co-simulation testbed for studies of power systems cyber security and control verification." International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 104 (2019): 817-826.
  • Hammad, Eman, Ahmed M. Khalil, Abdallah Farraj, Deepa Kundur, and Reza Iravani. "A class of switching exploits based on inter-area oscillations." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 9, no. 5 (2017): 4659-4668.