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Adel Abusitta
PhD (Polytechnique Montreal), Post-Doc. (University of Montreal), Post-Doc. (McGill University)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3331 Room: M-3412
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Cybersecurity
  • Secure and resilient Artificial Intelligence
  • Trustworthy and explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
  • AI-powered Malware Analysis
  • IoT Security
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Cloud Computing Security
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2507 Communications systems
  • 2508 Communications networks
  • 2521 Mobile and personal communication
  • 2525 Wireless communication systems




Dr. Adel Abusitta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. His main expertise lies in AI-powered Cybersecurity, Secure AI, IoT Security, and Malware Analysis. Dr. Abusitta worked on designing and implementing AI-powered Data Analytics for Discerning Malware Intent in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). Additionally, he has been involved in designing and implementing novel methodologies, techniques, and models for the early detection, prevention, and mitigation of cyber-attacks. Before joining Polytechnique Montreal, Dr. Abusitta served as a data-driven cybersecurity researcher and consultant at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO). He has worked closely with industrial partners to identify best practices for synthesizing sensitive data while achieving privacy-preserving machine learning without compromising accuracy.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (Polytechnique Montreal)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Montreal)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (McGill University)