Dr Chaouki Kasmi
Directed Energy Research Centre
Dr Chaouki Kasmi is the Chief Researcher at the Directed Energy Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research centre. In this role, he is responsible for building advanced research capabilities in the domains of high-energy physics, high-power electromagnetic technologies, innovative radar, and sensing systems, high-energy laser technologies, and high-power acoustic devices – from fundamental physics and theoretical problems to experimental physics.
Specialising in unintentional and intentional electromagnetic interference, detection systems, device testing, statistical electromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, and signal processing, Dr Kasmi has published more than 120 scientific papers. He also is an Associate Electromagnetics Scientist and Researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the German Federal Armed Forces. Besides, he participates in international scientific activities as Vice President for the Commission E – French Section and Early Career Representative (ECR) of the International Commission E of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).
Before joining TII, Dr Kasmi worked as Director of the Mobile and Telecommunication Lab at DarkMatter, a cyber-security leader based in the UAE. He built DarkMatter’s entire telecommunication security function from the ground up. Before that, he was Deputy Head of the Wireless Security Lab at the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI). His earlier positions with the Agency included Head of Research and Electromagnetic Security Researcher. Among his responsibilities were research coordination, project advisory services, and team management.
Dr Kasmi has been recognised as a High-Power Electromagnetics (HPEM) Life Fellow by the SUMMA Foundation and has received two Young Scientist Awards from URSI. He also features in the Samsung and Sony halls of fame for reporting security flaws in smart TVs and smartphones.
Dr Kasmi holds a PhD in Electronics from Pierre and Marie Curie University, an MSc in Engineering in Embedded Systems from Grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieurs (ESEO), and an MSc in Microelectronics from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Rennes, all based in France.