Raed Fayad

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Computer Engineer with a focus on Cybersecurity and AI research. Experienced in agile code development, system design architecture, and project management.


Employment Experience

AI & Cybersecurity Engineering Intern

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA (DRDC)

  • Developed an AI-based cybersecurity research environment, following the OpenAI Gym framework in Python.
  • Researched OpenFlow protocols and implemented Software Defined Networks in a VxRails environment using Mininet and ONOS.
  • Studied MITRE ATT&CK frameworks for the development of threat models and methodologies.

June 2020 - Present

Systems Development Intern

Trend Micro

  • Built innovative and sustainable solutions that solved our client's cybersecurity problems.
  • Designed high-quality software for data center and cloud-based systems using C++.
  • Created an automated pipeline in Groovy using Jenkins that reduced a 4-week long process to 8 hours.
  • Worked on a dynamic team that protected client endpoints through the use of an agent that implemented Application Control, Intrusion Prevention, and Log Inspection mechanisms.

Summer 2019

Project Manager and Teaching Assistant

QUEEN’S FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

  • Oversaw three groups of first-year, undergraduate engineering students, who designed and prototyped a variety of innovative solutions for real-world problems. This included providing design feedback, help with fulfilling the client's demands, and providing feedback on their formal written communications.

September 2019 - April 2020

Swimming Instructor and Lifeguard

THE CITY OF OTTAWA AND QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

  • Ensured the safety of pool patrons and worked in a team to provide life-sustaining treatment and coordinated instructional sessions to teach swimming strokes and water skills.

March 2017 - April 2020

Volunteer Experience

Chair, Treasurer, Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator

QUEEN’S CAPTURE THE FLAG (QCTF)

  • Helped organize and run the first annual QCTF competition and get ratified by the Engineering Society.
  • Managed event finances, including generating quarterly budgets.
  • Planned and executed a month-long marketing campaign through Instagram, Facebook, and email lists, gathering 110 registrants.
  • Sought sponsorships from faculty and industry partners, with total contributions amounting to $1,300.

June 2020 - Present

Policy Officer

QUEEN’S ENGINEERING SOCIETY

  • Responsibilities included working with the team to identify and develop key policy areas; assembling, interpreting and analyzing information; briefing the Engineering Society Council and other internal committees on relevant policies and guidelines that are in place.

September 2019 - April 2020

iOS Developer

Betalabs

  • Designed, tested, and published mobile applications in Swift while working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Understood client requirements and how they translate to new application features.

May 2018 - September 2019

Education

Queen’s University

Bachelor of Applied Science
Computer Engineering - Innovation Stream

GPA: 3.95/4.30

Relevant Coursework:

  • Data Structures (A)
  • Digital Systems (A+)
  • Algorithms (A)
  • Networks (A)
  • Operating Systems (A)
  • Databases (A)
September 2017 - April 2022

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools

Fluent in C++, C, and Python. Proficient in Bash, Java, Lua, Swift, and Groovy. Beginner in HTML and PHP. Utilized AWS cloud services, Docker, Postman, Jenkins, and VxRail.


Awards & Certifications

  • Queen's University - Dean's Scholar

    Provided on the basis of a high academic standing (3.5+ GPA) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

  • Queen's University - Robert Hall Memorial Award

    The Robert Hall Memorial Award was founded by the class of Science 86 and Queen’s Mining Club in memory of Robert Hall, a member of Sci’ 86. This is to be awarded to a student in second year on the basis of interest in the Engineering Society, participation in intramural or intercollegiate sports and the demonstration of those qualities exemplified by Robert Hall – spirit, fellowship, and enthusiasm.

  • Queen's University - S.N. Graham Award

    Founded by the class of Science '48 in honour of Professor S.N. Graham. Awarded on the completion of the second year to a student with a sound academic record who has demonstrated outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities on campus.

  • 1 st Place - City of Kingston - Mayor's Innovation Challenge 2019, Smart Cities Stream

    The Challenge: "As part of building a smart, livable, 21st century city, how can the City of Kingston leverage emerging technologies and innovations to disrupt and enhance the services delivered to our residents?"
    Our Solution: K-Connect. A system that modules cellular signal strength around the city of Kingston, and displays the collected data using a virtual heat map, as well as a 3D-model of the city with an interactive Virtual Reality Experience. My role included creating and integrating the database used to store the collected data from the system’s users.