Muneer Alshowkan

Research Scientist

Muneer received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Masters of Science degree in Information, Network and Computer Security at the New York Institute of Technology in New York, New York. Muneer joined ORNL as a postdoctoral research associate. His research interests include quantum networking, quantum communications and computer science and engineering. Prior to joining ORNL he was as an Assistant Professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, computer networking, and cybersecurity.

Society Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

American Physical Society (APS)

The Optical Society (OSA)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)

Awards

2021: R&D 100 Winner Award
2021: Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment in Science and Technology, UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge TN
2021: Outstanding Scholarly Output Team Award, UT-Battelle Awards Night, UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge TN
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

Other Publications

Alshowkan, M., Evans, P.G., Williams, B.P., Rao, N.S., Marvinney, C.E., Pai, Y.Y., Lawrie, B.J., Peters, N.P., and Lukens, J.M., “Advanced Architectures for High-Performance Quantum Networking,” arXiv:2111.15547 (2021). (Accepted to JOCN).
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., Lawrie, B.J., Peters, N.P., and 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., Lawrie, B.J., Peters, N.P. and 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. and 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." IEEE 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).