• PhD, Carleton University
  • MSc, Alexandria University
  • BSc, Alexandria University

I lead the Next Generation Networks research group at Carleton. I am a member of the OCIECE and of OCICS. I do my research in different topics related to computer networking. I am looking for students for projects in virtualized networks security (including SDN and 5G security) and evaluation of network security. Here is some infromation for those who are interested in Joining my group and links to my LinkedIn profile and Google Scholar profile

Joining our group.


  • Best Poster Runner-up Award Our poster titled "The Impact of Dynamic Learning on Adversarial Attacks in Networks" has been awarded the best poster runner-up award at the 2023 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), co-authored with my Ph.D student Mohamed El Shehaby.
  • March 2022 Carleton University Research Award for 2022. Award is a $15,000.
  • 2021 IEEE Award Dr. Matrawy is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Engineering Educator Award as a recognition "for outstanding contributions to engineering research and education, and more specifically in the field of computer and network security." at the 77th Annual IEEE Ottawa Section AGM, Novermber 26, 2021.
  • Invited Panelist Invited as a panelist to discuss on the topic: "Cybersecurity – the priority of today and tomorrow" at the 2021 IEEE 5G World Forum, October 14, 2021.
  • August 2021 Congratulations Ramy Maarouf for successfully defending his master's thesis.
  • June 2021 Congratulations Alireza Hosseini Vasoukolaei for successfully defending his master's thesis.
  • March 2021 Faculty of Engineering and Design Research Award for 2021/22, Carleton University. Award is a $10,000 research grant from the University.
  • January 2021 Congratulations Ahmed Raoof for successfully defending his PhD thesis.
  • Best Paper Award Our paper titled "Proactive and Dynamic Slice Allocation in Sliced 5G Core Networks" has been awarded the best paper at the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC 2020) Conference, October 2020, co-authored with my Ph.D student Danish Sattar. Our paper is the best among 184 accepted papers.
  • Congratulations Danish Sattar for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Danish was working on DDoS mitigation in virtualized networks with emphasis on network slicing. Find Danish's papers on the NGN publications page.
  • Congratulations Rana Abou Khamis for successfully defending her master's thesis. A job very well done. Rana published her results on adversarial machine learning in different papers. Check them out on the NGN publications page.
  • March 2020 Received funding from TELUS and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to expand research on security of 5G networks. View on LinkedIn.
  • October 2019 Best Poster Award , IEEE Conference on Wireless in Space and Extreme Environments, October 2019. Poster title "A Convolutional Neural Network Based Solution For Pipeline Leak Detection". Co-authors, Olakunle Ibitoye and Prof. M. Omair Shafiq.
  • October 2019 Invited to give a lecture on "Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices", at the IEEE Ottawa Section.
  • October 2019 Invited to give a lecture on "Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices", at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax.
  • July 2019 I am a co-investigator on the CSSP IoT Health project. View on LinkedIn.
  • March 2019 I have been awarded the 2018 Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award.
  • February 2019 Invited to give a seminar on Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices. The seminar was hosted by the Montreal Chapter of the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society and was given at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE).
  • October 2018 Participated in the ITAC Cyber Security Technology Summit as invited penlist on security training and education and how to address the shortage in security professionals in industry and government.
  • October 2018 Moderated the Panel on Security Education at the ACM CCS (Computer and Communications Security) in Toronto. Video of the panel will be posted when available.
  • July 2018 I have had an excellent experience during my sabbatical that just ended. I spent most of it working as a System Analyst with TELUS COMMUNICATIONS in the Technology Strategy Group. I worked on large-scale network management analytics. I created proof-of-concept log processing modules and worked closely with a large implementation and network operation team to test the suitability of unsupervised machine learning for large-scale log analytics.
  • July 2018 Promoted to Full Professor starting July 1st.
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