Muneer Alshowkan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Muneer Alshowkan is a postdoctoral scholar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Quantum Information Science Group. Prior to joining ORNL, he was an assistant professor at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received his Masters of Science degree in Information, Network, and Computer Security at the New York Institute of Technology in New York, NY. His research interests include computer science and engineering, quantum communications, quantum networking, and quantum key distribution (QKD) technologies. 

Society Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

American Physical Society (APS)

The Optical Society (OSA)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)

Awards

2020: Computational Sciences and Engineering Division Award, UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge TN
2017: School of Engineering Academic Achievement Award, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
2016: School of Engineering Certificate of Merit, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
2015: Faculty Research Day (Doctoral Student Poster Award), University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
2011: Graduation with Distinction, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Publications

Other Publications

Alshowkan, M., Williams, B.P., Evans, P.G., Rao, N.S., Simmerman, E.M., Lu, H.H., Lingaraju, N.B., Weiner, A.M., Marvinney, C.E., Pai, Y.Y. and Lawrie, B.J., Peters, N.P., Lukens, J.M., “A reconfigurable quantum local area network over deployed fiber,” PRX Quantum 2, 040304 (2021).
Alshowkan, M., Evans, P. G., Starke, M., Earl, D., and Peters, N. A., "Quantum Key Distribution-bootstrapped Authentication for Secure Communication of Distributed Energy Resources," 2021. (Submitted).
Alshowkan, M., Williams, B.P., Evans, P.G., Rao, N.S., Simmerman, E.M., Lu, H.H., Lingaraju, N.B., Weiner, A.M., Marvinney, C.E., Pai, Y.Y. and Lawrie, B.J., Peters, N.P., Lukens, J.M. “Remote State Preparation in a Reconfigurable Quantum Local Area Network,” IEEE, IPC (2021).
Alshowkan, M., Williams, B.P., Evans, P.G., Rao, N.S., Simmerman, E.M., Lu, H.H., Lingaraju, N.B., Weiner, A.M., Peters, N.P., Lukens, J.M. “A reconfigurable quantum local area network over deployed fiber,” CLEO, FF2J.4, (2021).
Evans, P.G., Alshowkan, M., Earl, D., Mulkey, D., Newell R., Peterson, G., Safi, C., Tripp, J., and Peters, N., "Trusted Node QKD at an Electrical Utility." IIEEE Access, 9, 105220-105229 (2021).
Alshowkan, M., Rao, N.S., Chapman, J.C., Williams, B.P., Evans, P.G., Pooser, R.C., Lukens, J.M., and Peters, N.A., “Lessons Learned on the Interface between Quantum and Conventional Networking,” Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences & Engineering Conference, Oak Ridge, TN. 2021.
Alshowkan, M., and Elleithy, K. M., “Deterministic and efficient quantum key distribution using entanglement parity bits and ancillary qubits,” IEEE Access, 2017.
Alshowkan, M., and Elleithy, K. M., “Quantum entanglement distribution for secret key establishment in metropolitan optical networks,” in IEEE International Conference on Networking Architecture and Storage (NAS), (IEEE, Long Beach, CA, 2016).