Abdulrahman Alaql received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, in 2011, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA, in 2016, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, under the supervision of Dr. S. Bhunia, in 2020. He is currently holding a Research Assistant Professor position with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). His research interests include hardware security and trust, IP protection, hardware obfuscation, Trojan detection, and design and testing of reconfigurable devices. Currently, he is establishing the Hardware Evaluation Lab, and developing a full testing framework to examine hardware vulnerabilities. Additionally, he is overseeing the development of secure communication platforms powered by national encryption algorithms to be used for satellite and critical data-exchange applications.