Ahmed Banafa

IoT Expert | Faculty | Author | Keynote Speaker
ENGR 10 Professor
General Engineering
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
San Jose State University
Office: ENGR 344
Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT Blockchain and AI. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as a faculty several at well-known universities and colleges, including the 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 of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016, his researches featured in many reputable sites and magazines including Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and Interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox TV and Radio stations.

MIT Technology Review



Three Major Challenges Facing IoT
IoT Standardization and Implementation Challenges
IoT and Blockchain Convergence: Benefits and Challenges
Eight Trends of the Internet of Things in 2018

Ready for the robot revolution?
Network security needs big data


Your Computer Will Feel Your Pain

Named as number voice of Tech in LinkedIn (500 Million members) 

IBM Publications
IBM Cloud Computing Blogs
IBM Big Data Hub

Publications in Other Languages
Code Open Source : Avantages et Risques (French)
Wege Zum Besseren Risikomanagement (German)
关于区块链技术 你不知道的12个误区 (Mandarin)
기고 | ZTM과 빅데이터가 열어갈 보안의 미래 (Korean)
List of Publications in Espanol (Spanish)

In the News
Conferences Activities
IoT Tech Expo 2016 , 2017
Numerous Webinars on IoT, AI and Blockchain (San Francisco, London, Australia )
Published over 90 Articles with over a Million views and downloads
Selected as one of the Silicon Valley Influencers in IoT

IBM used his research in their patent " Generating and Managing Applications Using Any Number of Different Platforms" US 9,606,794 B1
Ahmed Banafa