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 397
 
Bio
Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT and AI. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He has served as a faculty member of 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 research featured in many reputable sites and magazines including Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review.  Currently Ahmed serves as the IEEE advisor and and Engineering Success Center advisor for electrical, software, and computer engineering majors at SJSU.
 
Publications

MIT Technology Review

Forbes

SAP

IEEE-IoT
Three Major Challenges Facing IoT
IoT Standardization and Implementation Challenges
IoT and Blockchain Convergence: Benefits and Challenges

IBM Big Data Hub

ComputerWorld
Ready for the robot revolution?
Network security needs big data

Technomy

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

Interviews
 
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

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