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Nabeel Alzahrani

Nabeel Alzahrani

Lecturer, Information Technology Consultant


Computer Science and Engineering, School of
Office Phone(909) 537-7163
Office LocationPL-022
Information Technology Consultant
Information Security and Compliance
Office Phone(909) 537-7163
Office LocationPL-022


Dr. Alzahrani is an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department with expertise in diverse areas, including cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud and mobile computing, software engineering, and computer networks. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Riverside, with a perfect 4.00/4.00 GPA. Dr. Alzahrani is also a consultant in the Identity, Security, and Enterprise Technology Department at CSUSB. He is a published author with three published books and seven peer-reviewed scientific research papers, and has delivered multiple presentations in his field.


Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) with a GPA of 4.00 (out of 4.00) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside).

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science (including artificial intelligence and machine learning)
  • Cloud and mobile computing
  • Software engineering
  • Computer networks (including wireless and cellular networks)
  • Research opportunity
      Criteria Research Project
      Research Focus

      Student's choice in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Cybersecurity


      Students choose a research topic aligned with their personal interests within AI or Cybersecurity, e.g., generative AI, ethical hacking, drones, healthcare, finance, ethics, or related fields

      Weekly Commitment

      3 hours of research per workday

      Research Activity Online
      Required GPA 3.0 or higher
      Preferred Major

      Computer Science and Engineering preferred, but all STEM majors are welcome

      Student Level Any level (undergraduate or graduate)

      Proficiency in Python

      Experience AI project experience is required in a 1-page summary
      Graduation Timeline At least 3 months before graduation
      Available Positions 3 per semester
      Paid Position Yes via USRA