Qutaiba Albluwi
Doctoral Graduate - University of Rhode Island

Dr. Qutaiba Albluwi received his B.Sc in computer engineering from the University of Sharjah, UAE in 2004, a M.Sc in computer science from Queens University, Canada in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island in 2017. He also received the Graduate Certificate in advanced Studies in Digital Forensics from the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center at URI in 2015.

Dr. Albluwi joined the DFCSC in January 2013 as a graduate researcher in the area of cyber security. He participated in the development of several academic courses offered by the center, and was an active participant in the research team that serves the various projects

As a researcher in the area of computer security, Dr. Albluwi’s main focus is the area of computer security incident response. He is also interested in the areas of digital forensics, cryptography and social-ethical issues relevant to computer security.

The main research project for Dr. Albluwi is developing a framework for the performance evaluation for computer security incident response (CSIR) teams. The framework was derived from a multidisciplinary study of various performance mechanisms applied in incident response disciplines and customized to the current industry features of CSIR. The study provided a development process for building performance capabilities and produced a list of performance indicators that could be used for measuring CSIR performance.

Dr. Albluwi has six years of experience in academic teaching of computer science in the areas of computer programming, computer security, networking and management information systems. He also has three years of experience in academic assessment, educational quality and innovative teaching methodologies.

Dr. Albluwi is currently a research affiliate with the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center.