Dr Rabab Al Zaidi

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions

Lecturer in Computer Networking


Rabab is an active academic and researcher with over fifteen years of experience. She is currently working as a lecturer at the School of Science, Engineering, and Environment, University of Salford. Rabab leads and contributes to modules within the Computer Networks program. She recived her PhD degree from the University of Essex and has held positions in various universities, including the University of Essex, Anglia Ruskin University, and the University of Central Lancashire. In her current role, she supervises both PhD students and final year students. Prior to her academic career, Rabab gained significant industry experience as a senior developer and Project Manager in an enterprise Mobile Telecommunications Company.
Rabab has significant research contributions in the fields of Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Network Security, Sensor Networks, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, and Information-Centric Networks. Her work has been published in high-impact journals and presented at reputable conferences.

Areas of Research

• Network Security.
• Internet of Things and 6G Networks.
• Vehicular Ad Hoc Network Security.
• Blockchain and Emerging Technologies.
• IP over Information Centric Networks.
• Content Delivery Networks.
• Cloud Computing and Mobile Sensor Networks.
• Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks.


My current teaching subjects include:
1. Routing and Switching.
2. Advanced Routing and Switching.
3. The WAN and Global Networks.
4. Internet of Things.
Additionally, I am involved in final year projects and supervising PhD students.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Electronic System Engineering, University of Essex

    2014 - 2018
  • Software Engineering, University of Technology

    2006 - 2008