Yousra Alkabani received both her BSc and MSc in electrical and computer engineering from Ain Shams University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. In 2010, she received her PhD in computer science from Rice University, Houston, TX.
Professor Alkabani has been working in the Computer and Systems Engineering department, Ain Shams University, as an assistant professor since 2011. During 2011, she has been a visiting researcher in a multinational company where she worked on the estimation of the power consumption of circuits on FPGAs. In 2012, she worked as a visiting researcher in the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), Egypt. During this time, Professor Alkabani worked on developing hardware design strategies to defeat hardware Trojans.
Hardware security, low power design, and embedded systems. She has been also interested in developing algorithms for swarm robots.
She has more than 20 research papers in international journals and conferences.