Mahmoud Alfadel

I am a Ph.D. student at DAS Lab at Concordia University under the supervision of mahmoud-dasDr. Emad Shihab. He obtained his Master’s degree in Software Engineering from KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. He did his Bachelors in Information Technology Engineering in the department of software engineering at Damascus University, Syria. His current research interests include software quality analysis, mining software repositories, and software security.


  • Mahmoud Alfadel, Armin Kobilicay, and Jameleddine Hassine, “Evaluation of Halstead and Cyclomatic Complexity Metrics in Measuring Defect Density,” in 9th IEEE GCC Conference & Exhibition, IEEE, 2017.
  • Jawad Javed Akbar Baig and Mahmoud Alfadel, “Measuring Reusability during Requirement Engineering of an ERP Implementation,” in 8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS), IEEE, 2017
  • Mahmoud Alfadel, El-Sayed M. El-Alfy, and Khaleque Md Aashiq Kamal,“Evaluating Time and Throughput at Different Modes of Operation in AES Algorithm,” in 8th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT), IEEE, 2017
  • Khaleque Md Aashiq Kamal, Mahmoud Alfadel, and Munawara Saiyara Munia, “Memory Forensics Tools: Comparing Processing Time and Left Artifacts on Volatile Memory,” in the International Workshop on Computational Intelligence (IWCI), IEEE, 2016


  • M. Alfadel and E. Shihab, “Does Ecosystem Matter in Security Vulnerabilities: An Empirical Case Study on PyPi Ecosystem” at Consortium for Software Engineering Research, Fall 2018 Meeting, Markham, Toronto, Canada, 2018


  • Co-reviewer: ESEM’18 – 12th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (main research)
  • Co-reviewer: ICCSE’18 – 2nd International Conference on Computing Sciences and Engineering (main research)

Teaching Assistant

  • SOEN 384: Software Management, Measurement and Quality Control (Fall 2018).
  • SOEN 344: Software Architecture and Design II (Winter 2019).


  • Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence 2018


  • Email: m_alfade [at] encs [dot] concordia [dot] ca
  • Alternative E-mail: alfadelmahmood [at] gmail [dot]  com