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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Sherif Hashem


Dr. Hashem is a Full Professor at GMU’s Information Sciences and Technology Department.

He is interested in interdisciplinary academic and professional activities, with a special focus on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence applications, Management of Technology, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Cyber Strategies and Policies, and Cyber Diplomacy. He has 5 published book chapters and over 60 refereed articles in international journals and conference proceedings, with more than 2500 citations.

Prior to joining GMU, Dr Hashem was a visiting Professor of Computer Science at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, New York-USA (2019-2021) and Chair Professor of Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt (2017-2019).

Dr Hashem is currently a member of the Board of Directors of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams), and a member of the African Union’s Cybersecurity Expert Group (AUCSEG). He is a Senior IEEE member and an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Dr Hashem has been invited to give cybersecurity and ICT strategic keynote speeches by leading international organizations including: UN, ITU, African Union, the League of Arab States, Interpol, NATO, OSCE, OECD, as well as by the US Department of Defense and US Department of State.

Dr. Hashem received a a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University-USA, a M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics and a B.Sc. in Communication & Electronic Engineering from Cairo University-Egypt. He completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School-USA (2001). Dr Hashem was a U.S. Department of Energy/Associated Western Universities NW Postdoctoral Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Dr. Hashem received several awards and recognition including: the Global Bangemann Challenge Award from the King of Sweden (Stockholm – 1999).