Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI. He served as an instructor at well-known universities and colleges, including 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. His research is featured on many reputable sites and in magazines including Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review. He has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC,BBC, NPR, Fox TV and various radio stations. He is a member of the 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.
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