SCIS Advisory

Ahmed Benafa, PhD

Ahmed Benafa, PhD

Faculty

San Jose State University

Prof. Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with a focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI. He is the recipient of Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco, Author & Artist Award 2019 of San Jose State University. He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow, technology fortune teller and influencer by LinkedIn in 2018 by LinkedIn, his research featured on Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and Interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC, NPR and Fox. He is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel. He is the author of the books: “Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, and “Blockchain Technology and Applications”.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Networking and Cybersecurity
  • AI and ML
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics

Program(s) Support:

  • BSC in AI and ML
  • BSC in Networking and cybersecurity
  • BSC in data science
  • MS in AI and ML
  • MS in Networking and cybersecurity
  • MS in data analytics