Who We Are

The Secure Systems Research Center (SSRC) leads the development of end-to-end security and resilience for cyber-physical and autonomous systems. Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to combine domain knowledge with security and resilience technologies, delivering breakthroughs in applied research that benefit society, support smart cities and boost economic development.

SSRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields.

TII belongs to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees the technology research in the emirate.

What We Do

We utilize hands-on applications to demonstrate the power and scope of our pioneering technologies in the real world, and enable their rapid adoption by our commercial and industrial partners.

With a core focus on a cluster of key domains - from next generation secure smartphones to autonomous drones – our work catalyzes advanced use cases and creates proprietary technologies to improve system security and establish a secure and robust digital ecosystem for the UAE and the wider region.

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Baker Mohammad

Bushra Alblooshi

Dr. Bushra Alblooshi

Dongyan Xu

Prof. Dongyan Xu

Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Dr Harry Edelman

Dr. Harry Edelman

Dr Hoda Alkhzaimi

Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi


Prof. Gernot Heiser

Inseok Hwang

Prof. Inseok Hwang


Prof. Luca Benini

Prof. Marko Bertogna

Prof. Marko Bertogna

Peter Pietzuch
Prof. Peter Pietzuch
Advisory Board member
Taesoo Kim

Prof. Taesoo Kim

Prof. Wenke Lee

Prof. Wenke Lee