Who We Are

We are a cutting-edge digital science research center that is pioneering new ways to make real-world systems more secure, while reducing the margin of human error. The Digital Science Research Center has two units: the Digital Security unit and the Digital Telecom unit that focus on building a fully connected and secure digital world.

Our Digital Security unit has five core areas of expertise: Program Verification, Autonomous Software Security, Hardening and Mitigation, Software Security Analysis, and Embedded System Security. It advances automated program analysis and repairs system weaknesses at speed, scale and with precision.

Likewise, our Digital Telecom unit has six core areas of domain expertise: 5.5G and 6G Future Wireless Communication Systems and Networks, Zero Watts and Sustainable Networks, Internet of Vehicles, Non-Terrestrial Networks, RF, Antennas and propagation, and Reconfigurable HW/SW Platforms. It focuses on developing advanced ubiquitous communication systems and technologies to enable the next generation of disruptive applications and services.

Our team brings together computer digital security and digital telecom experts from academia, industry, and the broader scientific community under one roof to solve the most sophisticated digital issues. In the case of security, these span integrating AI-based cyber-security models for the detection, analysis, and patching of vulnerabilities - a challenge, given that computer security is still largely a manual process. In the case of telecoms, a key challenge is shifting from 5G 2D enhanced services to a 6G 3D high-resolution paradigm. Our Digital Telecom unit is committed to enabling very high accurate 3D indoor/outdoor localization, object reconstruction and sensing assisted communications.

An integral part of the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), DSRC is one of 10 specialized research centers at Technology Innovation Institute (TII). TII aims to lead global advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography, quantum, directed energy, digital science, advanced materials, alternative energy, biotechnology, and propulsion technologies.

What We Do

We conduct breakthrough scientific studies and experiments aimed at creating novel approaches and effective methods for improved reasoning over complex compiled binaries.

We foster a more in-depth exploration of vulnerability analyses with automation and remediation capabilities at scale, with minimal human intervention required. We do this by coming up with new techniques to identify nested exploitable software vulnerabilities and develop innovative self-healing capabilities to safeguard against malicious attacks.

When it comes to sharing the knowledge we’ve gained in practice, we publish whitepapers with source code, file patents driving technological breakthroughs, and create frameworks that leverage our recent discoveries. We also routinely host knowledge seminars featuring international subject-matter experts.

Security analysis & reverse engineering

Security analysis & reverse engineering

5.5G & 6G future communication system

5.5G & 6G future communication system

Research platforms and embedded system security

Research platforms and embedded system security

Internet of vehicles

Internet of vehicles

Automated & AI security

Automated & AI security

AI theory

AI theory

Perception & fusion

Perception & fusion

Big data analytics

Big data analytics

Connected intelligence

Connected intelligence

Exascale foundational model
Our Team
Dr. Ray O. Johnson
Dr. Ray O. Johnson Chief Executive Officer Technology Innovation Institute and ASPIRE
debbah
Prof. Mérouane Debbah Chief Researcher AI and Digital Science Research Center (AIDRC)
Digital Security
Arwa Almessabi
Arwa Almessabi
Intern
Fatima AlSaedi
Fatima Alsaedi
Senior Associate Researcher
Principal Security Researcher
Alessandro Bassano
Principal Security Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Dmitriy Belimov
Senior Security Engineer
Arantxa Castella
Arantxa Castella
Project Coordinator
Otto Csanyi
Otto Csanyi
Project Manager
Glen Dsouza
Glen Dsouza
Executive Assistant
Albert Farrakhov
Albert Farrakhov
Security Engineer
Nicole Gervasoni
Nicole Gervasoni
Security Researcher
Ridhi Jain
Ridhi Jain
Security Researcher
Aleksei Kuzmenko
Aleksei Kuzmenko
Lead Security Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Mike Lubinets
Senior Security Engineer
Mthandazo Ndhlovu
Mthandazo Ndhlovu
Security Researcher
Bassem Ouni
Bassem Ouni
Lead Security Researcher
Dr Sanjay Rawat
Dr Sanjay Rawat
Lead Security Researcher
Thomas Sabono
Thomas Sabono
Principal Security Researcher
Vikas Anil Sharma
Vikas Anil Sharma
Security Researcher
Ali Mohammed Nasser AlQetaiti
Ali Qetaiti
Associate Researcher
Telecom
DERC_v3-12
Hichem Anouari
Lead Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Rashed Naseer Ahmed Alnuaimi
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Carlos Faouzi Badr
Director Telecom
Fouzi Boukhalaf
Fouzi Boukhalaf
Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Daniel Benevides Da Costai
Principal Researcher
Aymen Fakhreddine
Aymen Fakhreddine
Senior Researcher
Jiguang He
Jiguang He
Senior Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Khadroui Ibrahim
Research Engineer
Thierry Lestable
Thierry Lestable
Executive Director
Chen-Feng Liu
Chen-Feng Liu
Researcher
Maurilio Matracia
Maurilio Matracia
Intern
Sehad Nasim
Sehad Nasim
Intern
DERC_v3-12
Walner Saint-Aubin
Lead Project Manager
DERC_v3-12
Mohit K Sharma
Senior Researcher
Qiyang Zhao
Qiyang Zhao
Lead Researcher