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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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.