Omaimah Bamasag

Deputy, Transportation Enablement, Transport General Authority – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Omaimah Bamasag is a Professor of Cybersecurity at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. She received her M.Sc. (with distinction) and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science at University of Manchester in 2001 and 2006 respectively.
She worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechatronics Research Lab as a postdoctoral fellow from 2014-2016 and has been a visiting researcher since then. She is currently the Deputy of Transport Enablement at Transport General Authority, Riyadh. The deputyship is responsible for enabling land, rail and maritime transports with research and studies, investment opportunities, new mobility technologies, and localization and human capacity building. Prof. Omaimah has recently joined the Global Future Council on the Future of Autonomous Mobility / World Economic Forum as a member of the council representing the Kingdom. Prof. Bamasag's area of expertise is in designing security solutions and protocols for distributed applications, trust management, IoT security, intrusion detection systems, and authentication solutions both for IoT and cloud applications. She also served in the technical program committee of several international conferences and is serving as a reviewer in international journals. She has held various administrative positions at universities including Dean of Community Service and Continuous Education, Vice Dean of College of Computer Science and Engineering (both at the University of Jeddah), and Vice Dean of Faculty of Computing and Information Technology at King Abdulaziz University. She also served as the Director of the Center of Excellence in Smart Environment at King Abdulaziz University. She has also taught undergraduate courses in Information Security. She has been supervising PhD and Masters research and is a Co-Investigator in funded research projects. Currently, at the Transport General Authority, she is leading the efforts to take the transportation in the kingdom to futuristic smart and sustainable mobility. Pursuing a dream for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be a beacon of knowledge to the world.

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