Magdi S. Sadek Mahmoud earned his Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from Cairo University in 1974. He has been a professor of systems engineering since 1984. He is now on the faculty of KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. He worked at different universities worldwide in Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, UK, USA, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. He has given invited lectures in Venezuela, Germany, China, UK, and USA. He has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the development of modern methodologies of computer control, systems engineering, and information technology. He is the principal author of 11 books and 9 book chapters and the author/co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed papers. He is the recipient of two national, one regional, and a university prize for outstanding research in engineering. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE and the CEI (UK), and a registered consultant engineer of information engineering and systems (Egypt).