Ahmed Banafa

Ahmed Banafa

IoT Expert | Faculty | Author | Keynote Speaker
ENGR 10 Professor
General Engineering
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
San Jose State University
Office: ENGR 344


Prof. Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as an instructor at well-known universities and colleges, including the Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award, Instructor of the year for 4 years in a row, and Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow, technology fortune teller and influencer by LinkedIn in 2018 by LinkedIn, his researches featured in many reputable sites and magazines including Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and Interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC,BBC, and Fox TV and Radio stations. He is a member of MIT Technology Review Global Panel.  He studied Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University, Cybersecurity at Harvard University and Digital Transformation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 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
Banafa IoT Book Banafa IoT Book




MIT Technology Review



Three Major Challenges Facing IoT
IoT Standardization and Implementation Challenges
IoT and Blockchain Convergence: Benefits and Challenges
Eight Trends of the Internet of Things in 2018

Ready for the robot revolution?
Network security needs big data




Your Computer Will Feel Your Pain

Named as number voice of Tech in LinkedIn (500 Million members) 


IBM Publications

IBM Cloud Computing Blogs
IBM Big Data Hub

Publications in Other Languages

Code Open Source : Avantages et Risques (French)
Wege Zum Besseren Risikomanagement (German)
기고 | ZTM과 빅데이터가 열어갈 보안의 미래 (Korean)
List of Publications in Espanol (Spanish)
Libra: Ο Δούρειος Ίππος του Facebook για την κατάκτηση της χρηματοπιστωτικής αγοράς (Greek)


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IoT World Conference 2018 -Santa Clara