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Electrical Engineering Software

Orlando, FL
March 19, 2018

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Firas Almoualem

+1-623-***-**** Fully Authorized to work in the US, with Citizenship Education

M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering, May 2017. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. GPA: 3.57

B.Sc. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, February 2015. School of Electrical Engineering, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan. (ABET Accreditation). Cumulative Average: 84.3% (Honors).


Technical Skills

Programming Languages: C/C++, Python, Bash

Software/Tools: MATLAB, GNU-Radio

Networking: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Network+

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux

Research Interests: Software Defined Radio, Software Defined Networking, Wireless Communication Languages

Fluent in Reading, Writing, and Speaking English and Arabic Work-Research Experience

Professional Wireless Networks Intern, The Walt Disney Company, June 2017-Present

Plan, design, stage, and configure wireless access points, switches, and controllers.

Collaborate with other Network Engineer teams, BU Engineering teams, and service suppliers to ensure proper alignment on projects and network deliverables.

Help troubleshooting issues, perform site surveys and site assessments, coordinate installation and upgrade activities, and perform network documentation for solutions and configurations. Graduate Research Assistant, Autonomic Computing Lab, August 2015-May 2017 University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Supervisor: Salim Hariri

Evaluate the security of wireless communications systems.

Conduct researches on the wireless communication systems. Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2015-May 2017

University of Arizona, Department of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Tutoring Arabic to all levels

Participate in the assessment process of the used techniques and technologies. Projects

Information Theory Project: Storage Constrained PIR. o Designing private information retrieval scheme with storage constrained, and developing mathematical formulas to calculate the downloading cost.

Wireless Communications Security Projects:

o SDR-Based Resilient Wireless Communications.

Creating survivable wireless communications by changing the radio parameters using software- defined radio and software-defined networking. Used GNU Radio and programmed using Python o Resilient 802.11 Wireless Communications.

Creating secure IEEE 802.11 communications by changing the Channel State Information (CSI) over time using software-defined radio, and multifunctional reconfigurable antenna.

Telecommunications Project: Design a Wireless TV interface. Receiving a TV signal using software-defined radio and streaming it through the network.

Embedded System Project: Design a wireless remote car. Designing a remote car moves by sending coordinates through a remote transmitter. Responsible of the communications side using XBee and programmed by C++. Publications

R. Tandon, M. Abdul-Wahid, F. Almoualem, D. Kumar, “Private Information Retrieval from Storage Constrained Databases– Coded Caching meets PIR,” IEEE International Conference on Communications

(ICC), 2018.

F. Almoualem, P.Satam, J. Ki, S. Hariri, “SDR-Based Resilient Wireless Communications,” IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC), 2017.

S. Hariri, C. Tunc, P. Satam, F. Al-Moualem, E. Blasch, “DDDAS-Based Resilient Cyber Battle Management Services (D-RCBMS),” IEEE 22nd International Conference on High Performance Computing Workshops

(HiPCW), 2015.


AWS Technical Essentials Day, Amazon Web Services, December 2017 Honors and Awards

Certificate of recognition of outstanding achievement, Princess Sumaya Univ. for Technology, Jordan.

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