Noon Hussein

IBET Momentum Fellow at University of Alberta

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Noon is pursuing her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta.

She earned her MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a specialization in Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence from the University of Waterloo. Her thesis targeted the establishment of secure harmonized speed for autonomous vehicle platoons using blockchain technology, leveraging the foundation she built during her BSc in Electrical Engineering at Qatar University.

Before starting her PhD, she gained practical experience as a Research Assistant at the University of Waterloo, focusing on adversarial machine learning for autonomous vehicle cybersecurity. She also interned at Siemens AG, working on substation protection, automation, and cybersecurity.

Noon is passionate about kickboxing, reading and volunteering. She has volunteered in TEDx, research fairs, and teaching children with special educational needs at Rumailah Hospital Child Development Center in Qatar.