Dr. Mourad Elhadef

Associate Professor


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada 2001
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunis, Tunisia1997
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunis, Tunisia1994

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Distributed and Parallel Computing, Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc, Mesh, and Sensor Networks : Fault Tolerance and Fault Diagnosis & Security
  • Mobile Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Artificial Immune Systems


  • Associate Professor, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. 2010-Now
  • Assistant Professor, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.2008-2010
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.2003-2008
  • Lecturer, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada2000-2003
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.1998-1999

Research & Scholarly activities

  • Authored or co-authored over 45 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on distributed systems, Mobile Ad-hoc and Wireless Networks, and Security.

Selected Publications

  • M. Elhadef and A. Nayak. Comparison-Based System-Level Fault Diagnosis: A Neural Network Approach, IEEE Transactions on Parallel, and Distributed Systems, 23(6), 1047-1059, June 2012. Selected as the Spotlight Paper of the issue.
  • M. Elhadef, A. Boukerche, and H. Elkadiki. A Distributed Fault Identification Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc and Wireless Mesh Networks, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 68(3):321-335, 2008.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • IEEE Computer Society, Member since 1998.