Anwar Hasan, PEng

Anwar Hasan, PEng
Professor, SVC Ripple Labs Chair
Location: E7 5434
Phone: 519-888-4567 x42868


Anwar Hasan is the Ripple Chair and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also a faculty member at the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. From January 2013 to April 2018, he was the Faculty of Engineering's Associate Dean of Research and External Partnerships.

Professor Hasan’s research interests include cryptographic computations and embedded systems, dependable and secure computing, and security for cloud and Internet of Things.

He has made contributions to multiple books, journal and conference articles and has also received several awards for his many achievements in research.

Research Interests

  • Cryptographic Hardware, Embedded systems, Dependable and Secure Computing, Computer Arithmetic, Computer Architecture, Computer Security, Network Security, Computer & Software Engineering, Cloud Technology, Security, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Privacy and cryptography, Information security, Network security, Operational security


  • 1992, Doctorate Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1988, Master's Computer Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1986, Bachelor's Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • 2000 Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Performance Award
  • 2004 UW, Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2000 Raihan Memorial Gold Medal
  • 2000 President's Research Scholarship


  • 2013-2018 Associate Dean of Research and External Partnerships, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo


  • ECE 124 - Digital Circuits and Systems
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • ECE 720 - Special Topics in Computers and Digital Systems Software
    • Taught in 2020

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Selected/Recent Publications

  • M. Cenk and M.A. Hasan, On the Arithmetic Complexity of Strassen-Like Matrix Multiplications, Journal of Symbolic Computation, 848, 2017
  • J.-C. Bajard, J. Eynard, A. Hasan and V. Zucca, A Full RNS Variant of FV like Somewhat Homomorphic Encryption Schemes, Selected Areas in Cryptology, St. John’s, NL, , 2016
  • N. Meloni and M. A. Hasan, Efficient Double Bases for Scalar Multiplication, IEEE Trans. Computers, 2204, 2015
  • A. Barsoum and M. A. Hasan, Provable Multi-Copy Dynamic Data Possession in Cloud Computing Systems, IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security, 485, 2015
  • P. Tysowski and M. A. Hasan, Hybrid Attribute- and Re-Encryption-Based Key Management for Secure and Scalable Mobile Applications in Clouds, IEEE Trans. Cloud Computing, 172, 2013
  • M. A. Hasan and C. Negre, Multi-way Splitting Method for Toeplitz Matrix Vector Product, IEEE Trans. Computers, 1467, 2013

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