Dr Mohammed Benaissa

PhD, Dip.Ing

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Senior Lecturer

Director of Learning and Teaching (Student Experience); DET member

Communications Research Group

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m.benaissa@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5899

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Dr Mohammed Benaissa
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Profile

After graduating with a Dip.Ing degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering  and a short stint in industry, I embarked on a PhD in VLSI Signal Processing  where I investigated algorithms and circuit architectures for the VLSI implementation of Digital Signal Processing operations based on the Number Theoretic Transforms.

My PhD research, subsequently, led to an interest in applications of number theory in communication systems, cryptography, signal processing and in various aspects of electronic system design, such as, design automation, high performance and low-power. These were further developed via various industrial secondments and consultancies.

I have maintained interest in finite number systems, as well as, in error control coding, in particular in their application to secure and fault-tolerant design.

I have a strong interest in hardware cryptography in terms of challenging the design space of cryptography primitives to enable scalability, security and privacy across domains of application.

Healthcare technology translational research dominates my current research activity which revolves around technology and decision support for diabetes management using a data driven behavioural approach. Over the last 7 years, we have  co-created the WithCare+/Glucollector technology platform, to facilitate the collection, management and automated interpretation of diabetes patient self-care data, to provide clues for behavioural interventions. The platform  has already been deployed successfully with over 270 people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and 40 Healthcare professionals (HCPs) across 6 NHS trusts within the DAFNEplus Randomised Control Trial (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/research/centres/ctru/dafneplus). 

The platform is being further developed via a Healthy Ageing grant (ES/V009796/1) to integrate physical activity (PA) and cognitive data (https://healthylongevitychallenge.org/winners/integrated-technology-platform-to-support-optimal-management-of-ageing-with-diabetes/)

Current collaboration with the Design Age Institute (DAI) at the Royal College of Art  is improving the inclusivity of the technology platform
I have published over 160 papers and successfully supervised over 25 PhDs. I received a best paper award for the work on secure and privacy aware RFIDs, an innovation prize award for work on a Diabetes monitoring system, and a granted Patent on WithCare+ ((Patent GB 2467079) .

I have acted as External Examiner for  computer science and information systems undergraduate courses at Birkbeck (University of London) and  examined over 20 PhDs.

I have served on numerous TPCs for conferences, sat on several research funding panels and acted as External reviewer of research.

I am currently the department director of  student experience and a member of the department's executive team.

Qualifications
  • PhD
  • Dip.Ing
Research interests
  • Design and implementation of cryptosystems
  • Design and implementation of error-control coding systems
  • Reconfigurable hardware design
  • Healthcare engineering
  • Galois fields arithmetic circuits
  • Residue number systems
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Khadem H, Nemat H, Elliott J & Benaissa M (2020) Multi-lag stacking for blood glucose level prediction. Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare Data 2020, Vol. 2675 (pp 146-150). Santiago de Compostela, Spain (virtual), 29 August 2020 - 30 August 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nemat H, Khadem H, Elliott J & Benaissa M (2020) Data fusion of activity and CGM for predicting blood glucose levels. Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare Data 2020, Vol. 2675 (pp 120-124). Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 29 August 2020 - 30 August 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patchava KC, Benaissa M & Ge SS (2020) Hilbert Huang Transformation with filtering as a pre-treatment method for the quantitative study of glucose in near infrared spectra. 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), 20 July 2020 - 24 July 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-gawwam S & Benaissa M (2018) Depression Detection From Eye Blink Features. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), 6 December 2018 - 8 December 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-Baidhani A, Benaissa M & Vehkapera M (2018) Wireless Information and Power Transfer Based on Generalized Triangular Decomposition. 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 9 December 2018 - 13 December 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-Baidhani A, Benaissa M & Vehkapera M (2018) Transceiver Design for Data Rate Maximization of MIMO SWIPT System Based on Generalized Triangular Decomposition. 2018 10th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), 18 October 2018 - 20 October 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rabahi FZ, Bemmoussat C & Benaissa M (2018) A Comparison of Different Dynamic Routing Protocols in FANETs. 2018 International Conference on Applied Smart Systems (ICASS), 24 November 2018 - 25 November 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • YAGOUB R, BENAISSA M, BENADDA B, OUNADJELA FZ & BOUHAFNA N (2018) Low cost RTL-SDR based receiver to monitor neighboring 3MHz-2GHz frequency activities. 2018 International Conference on Signal, Image, Vision and their Applications (SIVA), 26 November 2018 - 27 November 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patchava KC, Benaissa M, Behairy H & Alshebeili S (2018) Improved Support Vector Regression Coupled with Fourier Self-Deconvolution in the Quantitative Analysis of Glucose in NIR Spectra. 2018 9th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), 23 July 2018 - 25 July 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aftan A, Benaissa M & Behairy H (2018) Efficient coding Method of Multiple Parallel Concatenated Gallager Codes for WiMAX. 2018 Wireless Advanced (WiAd), 26 June 2018 - 28 June 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hashim S & Benaissa M (2018) Accelerating Integer Based Fully Homomorphic Encryption Using Frequency Domain Multiplication (pp 161-176) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alrezj OA, Patchava K, Benaissa M & Alshebeili SA (2018) Pre-processing to Enhance the Quantitative Analysis of Glucose from NIR and MIR Spectra (pp 41-44) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patchava KC, Benaissa M, Behairy H & Alshebeili S (2018) Improved Support Vector Regression Coupled with Fourier Self-Deconvolution in the Quantitative Analysis of Glucose in NIR Spectra. 2018 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION, INTELLIGENCE, SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS (IISA) (pp 206-209) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aftan A, Benaissa M & Behairy H (2018) Efficient coding Method of Multiple Parallel Concatenated Gallager Codes for WiMAX. 2018 WIRELESS ADVANCED (WIAD) (pp 7-12) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-Gawwam S & Benaissa M (2017) Eye Blink Detection Using Facial Features Tracker. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Applications 2017 - ICBRA 2017, 8 December 2017 - 10 December 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-Hameed S, Benaissa M & Christensen H (2017) Detecting and Predicting Alzheimer's Disease Severity in Longitudinal Acoustic Data. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Applications 2017 - ICBRA 2017, 8 December 2017 - 10 December 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alrezj OA, Patchava KC, Benaissa M & Alshebeili S (2017) Coupling Scatter Correction with bandpass filtering for preprocessing in the quantitative analysis of glucose from near infrared spectra. 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 11 July 2017 - 15 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Albahri MS, Benaissa M & Khan ZUA (2016) Parallel Implementation of ECC Point Multiplication on a Homogeneous Multi-Core Microcontroller. 2016 12th International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 16 December 2016 - 18 December 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patchava KC, Alrezj O, Benaissa M & Behairy H (2016) Savitzky-golay coupled with digital bandpass filtering as a pre-processing technique in the quantitative analysis of glucose from near infrared spectra. 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 16 August 2016 - 20 August 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Albahri MS & Benaissa M (2015) Parallel comba multiplication in GF(2163) using homogenous multicore microcontroller. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), 6 December 2015 - 9 December 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bourke MA, Rigelsford JM, Ford KL & Benaissa M (2015) An Introduction to Physical-layer Security for Wireless Smart Cities. PIERS. Prague View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patchava KC, Benaissa M & Behairy H (2015) Improving the prediction performance of PLSR using RReliefF and FSD for the quantitative analysis of glucose in Near Infrared spectra. 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Khan ZUA & Benaissa M (2015) High speed ECC implementation on FPGA over GF(2m). 2015 25th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), 2 September 2015 - 4 September 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Khan ZUA & Benaissa M (2013) Low area ECC implementation on FPGA. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (pp 581-584) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Khan ZUA & Benaissa M (2013) Low area ECC implementation on FPGA. 2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), 8 December 2013 - 11 December 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hassan MN & Benaissa M (2010) Efficient Time-Area Scalable ECC Processor Using µ-Coding Technique.. WAIFI, Vol. 6087 (pp 250-268) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M (2009) A low-frequency RFID to challenge security and privacy concerns. 2009 IEEE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILE ADHOC AND SENSOR SYSTEMS (MASS 2009) (pp 40-47) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hassan MN & Benaissa M (2009) Low Area-Scalable Hardware/Software Co-Design for Elliptic Curve Cryptography.. NTMS (pp 1-5) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saraireh S & Benaissa M (2009) A Scalable Block Cipher Design Using Filter Banks and Lifting over Finite Fields. 2009 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOLS 1-8 (pp 763-767) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hassan MN & Benaissa M (2008) An improved Montgomery inversion algorithm over GF(2(m)) targeted for low area scalable inverter on FPGA. 2008 IEEE ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (APCCAS 2008), VOLS 1-4 (pp 1510-1513) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chu JF & Benaissa M (2008) GF(2(m)) Multiplier using Polynomial Residue Number System. 2008 IEEE ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (APCCAS 2008), VOLS 1-4 (pp 1514-1517) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M (2008) Price to provide RFID security and privacy?. SECRYPT 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (pp 209-213) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hassan MN & Benaissa M (2008) Low area scalable Montgomery inversion over GF(2(m)). SECRYPT 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (pp 363-367) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yahya I, Benaissa M & Clark S (2007) Application of adaptive filtering and linear regression for determining T-wave limits in neonatal ECG. 2007 5TH STUDENT CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (pp 356-361) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M (2006) Very small FPGA application-specific instruction processor for AES. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I-REGULAR PAPERS, Vol. 53(7) (pp 1477-1486) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chelton W & Benaissa M (2006) Design space exploration of division over GF(2(m)) on FPGA: A digit-serial approach. 2006 13TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRONICS, CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3 (pp 172-175) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M (2006) AES as stream cipher on a small FPGA. 2006 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-11, PROCEEDINGS (pp 529-532) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chelton W & Benaissa M (2006) High-speed pipelined ECC processor on FPGA. 2006 IEEE WORKSHOP ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION (pp 136-141) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chelton W & Benaissa M (2006) Limiting flexibility in multiplication over GF(2(m)): A design methodology. 2006 IEEE WORKSHOP ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION (pp 153-156) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M (2005) AES on FPGA from the fastest to the smallest. CRYPTOGRAPHIC HARDWARE AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS - CHES 2005, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 3659 (pp 427-440) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patel RA, Benaissa M, Powell N & Boussakta S (2004) ELMMA: A new low power high-speed adder for RNS. 2004 IEEE WORKSHOP ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION, PROCEEDINGS (pp 95-100) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chelton WN & Benaissa M (2004) A scalable GF(2(m)) arithmetic unit for application in an ECC processor. 2004 IEEE WORKSHOP ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION, PROCEEDINGS (pp 355-360) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mahran A & Benaissa M (2004) Adaptive reliability calculation for block turbo codes. 2003 IEEE 58TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, VOLS1-5, PROCEEDINGS (pp 674-677) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhu Y, Benaissa M & Lim WM (2004) A novel hybrid coding scheme. 2003 IEEE 58TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, VOLS1-5, PROCEEDINGS (pp 666-669) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim WM & Benaissa M (2003) Subword parallel GF(2(m)) ALU: An implementation for a cryptographic processor. SIPS 2003: IEEE WORKSHOP ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS (pp 63-68) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhu Y & Benaissa M (2003) A novel ACS scheme for area-efficient Viterbi decoders. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2003 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL II (pp 264-267) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lim WM & Benaissa M (2003) Design space exploration of a hardware-software co-designed GF(2(m)) Galois Field Processor for forward error correction and cryptography. CODES(PLUS)ISSS 2003: FIRST IEEE/ACM/IFIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HARDWARE/SOFTWARE CODESIGN & SYSTEM SYNTHESIS (pp 53-58) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhu YQ & Benaissa M (2003) Reconfigurable Viterbi decoding using a new ACS pipelining technique. IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLICATION-SPECIFIC SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURES, AND PROCESSORS, PROCEEDINGS (pp 360-368) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mahmudi A, Benaissa M & Sweeney P (2000) The implementation of Generalized Minimum Distance Decoding for Reed Solomon codes. ISCAS 2000: IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS - PROCEEDINGS, VOL IV (pp 53-56) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mahmudi A, Benaissa M, Sweeney P & Sibley MJN (2000) On the implementation of soft-decision decoding for RS codes. PIMRC 2000: 11TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PERSONAL, INDOOR AND MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS (pp 170-174) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Furness R, Benaissa M & Fenn STJ (1997) Generalised triangular basis multipliers for the design of Reed-Solomon codecs. SIPS 97 - 1997 IEEE WORKSHOP ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION (pp 202-211) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fenn STJ, Benaissa M, Taylor D & Luty J (1996) Programmable bit-serial Reed-Solomon encoders.. EUSIPCO (pp 1-4) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Furness R, Fenn STJ & Benaissa M (1996) Multiplication using the triangular basis representation over GF(2(m)). IEEE GLOBECOM 1996 - CONFERENCE RECORD, VOLS 1-3 (pp 788-792) RIS download Bibtex download
  • FENN STJ, BENAISSA M & TAYLOR D (1995) Bit-serial dual basis systolic multipliers for GF (2(m)). 1995 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3 (pp 2000-2003) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fenn STJ, Taylor D & Benaissa M (1994) A Dual Basis Systolic Divider for GF(2m).. ISCAS (pp 307-310) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Parker MG & Benaissa M (1994) Fault-Tolerant Linear Convolution using Residue Number Systems.. ISCAS (pp 441-444) RIS download Bibtex download
  • FENN STJ, BENAISSA M & TAYLOR D (1994) RAPID PROTOTYPING OF REED-SOLOMON CODECS USING FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENT ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION (pp 309-312) RIS download Bibtex download
  • SMITH S, TAYLOR D & BENAISSA M (1994) GENERATION OF GENERIC DESCRIPTIONS OF (N,K) REED-SOLOMON CODECS USING VHDL. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENT ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION (pp 313-317) RIS download Bibtex download
  • FENN STJ, TAYLOR D & BENAISSA M (1994) A DUAL BASIS SYSTOLIC DIVIDER FOR GF (2(M)). 1994 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL 4 (pp D307-D310) RIS download Bibtex download
  • PARKER MG & BENAISSA M (1994) FAULT-TOLERANT LINEAR CONVOLUTION USING RESIDUE NUMBER SYSTEMS. 1994 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL 2 (pp B441-B444) RIS download Bibtex download
  • PARKER MG & BENAISSA M (1993) BIT-SERIAL, VLSI ARCHITECTURE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MAXIMUM-LENGTH NUMBER-THEORETIC TRANSFORMS USING MIXED BASIS REPRESENTATIONS. ICASSP-93 : 1993 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-5 (pp A341-A344) RIS download Bibtex download
  • BENAISSA M (1991) VLSI IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES OF 1-D AND 2-D FNT BASED SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DSP APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY (pp 262-274) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al-Hameed S, Benaissa M & Christensen H () Simple and robust audio-based detection of biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. SLPAT 2016 Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M () Hardware performance of eStream phase-III stream cipher candidates. Ecrypt RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T, Chelton W & Benaissa M () Review of stream cipher candidates from a low resource hardware perspective. Ecrypt. Leuven, Belgium, 2 February 2006 - 3 February 2006. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Good T & Benaissa M () Hardware results for selected stream cipher candidates. ECRYPT. Bochum, Germany, 31 January 2007 - 1 February 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
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Research group

Communications

Research students
Student Degree Status Primary/Secondary
Abdelaal A M M PhD Graduated Primary
Al-Mbaideen A A M PhD Graduated

Primary

Chelton W PhD Graduated Primary
Chu J PhD  Graduated Primary
Fan D PhD Graduated Primary
Good T R PhD Graduated Primary
Hassan M N PhD Graduated  Primary
Kanakis A PhD Graduated Primary
Khan Z U A PhD Graduated Primary
Lim W M PhD Graduated Primary
Malik B PhD Graduated Primary
Patchava K PhD Graduated  Primary
Patel R A PhD Graduated Primary
Saraireh S S PhD Graduated Primary
Zhu Y PhD Graduated  Primary
Arbi A S PhD Graduated  Secondary
Patchava K PhD Graduated  Secondary
Wang Y PhD Graduated Secondary
Zhu S PhD Graduated Secondary