Background and activities

Administrative/Research Leadership:

Educational Background:

  • BSc. + MSc.  Eng. in Infomatics from DTU (Denmark)
  • PhD in Information Security from NISLab (Norway) and CASED (Germany).

Research Interests:

  • Smart Wireless Systems (Internet-of-Things - IoT)
  • Information Security (Biometric Systems)
  • Digital Electronics (Microcontrollers, Arduino, Micro-Bit...)
  • Applied Mahine Learning / Pattern Recognition (Activity Recognition)
  • E-learning (Social-Media platform Education)

Selected Research/Development Projects:

  • IoT Safetraffic (RFF Innlandet)
  • Ambulance Drone (NTNU Vicerector)
  • Wireless ECG (Innovation Norway)
  • "Sikringssystem for Håndvpen med Elektronisk/biometrisk Identifiisering" (RFF Innlandet)
  • “TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs”, (TURBINE, 7th EU F,

Titles and Awards :

  • Quality in Education Award (“Studiekvalitetsprisen”), NTNU, 2017
  • Youngest Professor of Norway, 2016.
  • Youngest MSc. Engineer of Denmark, 2009. 
  • IEEE Cettificate of Appreciation, IEEE Young Professionals Volunteer, 2011
  • Several best paper awards througout the active years of reasearch (IEEE, ACM, SPRINGER)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database



  • Derawi, Mohammad; Bours, Patrick; Chen, Ray. (2017) Biometric Acoustic Ear Recognition. Biometric Security and Privacy Opportunities & Challenges in The Big Data Era.


  • Derawi, Mohammad; Zhang, Hao. (2015) Internet of Things in Real-Life—A Great Understanding. Wireless Communications, Networking and Applications Proceedings of WCNA 2014.


  • Voitenko, Iurii; Derawi, Mohammad. (2014) Reliable cross-layer data transport protocol for MANETs. IEEE 11th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2014; 28–30 October 2014 Philadelphia, USA.




  • Derawi, Mohammad; Ali, Hazem Othman; Alaya Cheikh, Faouzi. (2011) Gait Recognition using Time-of-Flight Sensor. BIOSIG 2011, Proceedings - International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group; 8.-9. September 2011 in Darmstadt.