I am an assistant professor and MTIS graduate program director at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria. Previously, I was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Communication Security (ComSec) group in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo and an NSERC Canada graduate scholar at Concordia University. My research interests focus on IoT security, Blockchains, and Lightweight cryptography.


[Jun. 2023]

Our Paper "SKAFS: Symmetric Key Authentication Protocol with Forward Secrecy for Edge Computing" is accepted at IEEE Internet of Things Jouranl

[May. 2023]

Our Paper " Lightweight Authentication Scheme for Healthcare with Robustness to Desynchronization Attacks" is published in IEEE Internet of Things Jouranl. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2023.3279035.  

[Feb. 2023]

Our Paper " Mjolnir: Breaking the Glass in a Publicly Verifiable yet Private Manner" is published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.  

[Jan. 2023]

Our Paper " Unlinkable Policy-based Sanitizable Signatures" is accepted at CT-RSA 2023.  

[Jan. 2023]

Our Paper " vPass: Publicly Verifiable Fair Exchange Protocol for Vehicle Passports" is accepted at IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (IEEE ICBC 2023)

Projects and Available Positions

I am recruiting motivated students to work in applied cryptographic research, check my IoTSec group page for details.

Contact Information

  • Riham AlTawy Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Victoria
    3800 Finnerty Rd
    Victoria, BC, Canada V8P 5C2
  • Phone: +1 (250) 721-8639
  • Email: raltawy [at] uvic.ca
  • Office: EOW 431