Dr. Ashraf Tantavy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA, under the supervision of Professor Xenofon Koutsoukos. Prior to joining DMU, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), VA, USA, where he served as a Co-PI/Collaborator on several research grants, summing up to over $1.5 Million, and funded by government agencies and industrial partners including Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), Virginia Catalyst, NASA, and Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). Prior to VCU, he worked in the Oil & Gas industry for multinational organisations, including British Petroleum, Qatar Gas, and Schneider Electric (then Invensys), where he designed, verified, and implemented a variety of embedded systems including distributed control systems, SCADA systems, and safety instrumented systems. He is a certified Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Expert from the International Society of Automation (ISA), NC, USA, 2015. He is a member of the IEEE.