Dr. Eng. Nizar Ben Neji

Visiting Researcher
Network Systems Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Xinming Chen


Nizar Ben Neji is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts University of Amherst, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is actually conducting a research on cloud security at the Network Systems Laboratory and working with Prof. Tilman Wolf.
Nizar Ben Neji is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte (FSB) of the University of Carthage in Tunisia and a member of the Digital Security Research Unit of Sup'Com in Tunisia. His research interests are about cryptography, public key infrastructure (PKI) and security of the cloud networks. Before joining the University, Nizar Ben Neji was working as Project Manager at the Tunisian Government Certification Authority (ANCE) of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies in Tunisia. He was in charge of providing IT consulting services to support various national PKI-related projects across E-Government, E-Banking, E-Commerce and E-Health. He was member of several National Steering committees in charge of supervising National IT projects such as TUNEPS (Tunisian Online E-Procurement System) and the National committee in charge revising the cybersecurity and cybercriminality law in Tunisia. Nizar Ben Neji was also working as an IT professional trainer at CIFODECOM of the Ministry of ICT in Tunisia, IT consultant at SFM Technologies and TMG Consultancy (UK) and academic lecturer at international university of Tunis (UIT), Higher School of Communication of Tunis (Sup'Com) and PolytecSoussse.
Nizar Ben Neji, received in 2005 his engineering degree from the Tunisian national school of computer sciences (ENSI) and his Ph.D degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from Sup'Com of the University of Carthage in 2012. Nizar Ben Neji has several scientific publications and was invited as a speaker in several International Conferences such as the 2nd and the 6th edition of the International eID, ePasseport and PKI conference in Athens 2010 and Budapest 2014 and the 3rd Arab PKI Forum organized by AICTO (Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization) in May 2012 and the CTO Seminar on Cryptographic Techniques For The Regulation of Electronic Communications held in Yaoundé, Cameroon in May 2014.



Nizar Ben Neji
Knowles Engineering Building 204
University of Massachusetts
151 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003 USA


nbenneji@umass.edu / nizar.benneji@fsb.rnu.tn