Prof. El-Sayed M. El-Alfy is a Professor in the College of Computer Sciences and Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) , Saudi Arabia. He holds Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, M.Sc. in Computer Science, M.Sc. in Intelligent Systems, B.Sc. in Computer and Control Engineering (Excllent with Honor).

He has been actively involved in several funded research projects and published widely in areas related to intelligent systems, pattern recognition and machine learning, data mining, computer networking and optimization, and multimedia information security. He has co-founded and coordinated the Intelligent Systems Research Group (ISRG) at KFUPM. He has been actively involved in several funded research projects and published numerously in his field of expertise with 160+ refereed journal and conference papers, patents, book chapters and book volumes.   

Prof. El-Alfy has served in the organization of many international and regional conferences and refereed several manuscripts and research proposals for leading journals, conferences and funding agencies. He is Senior Member of IEEE; x-Member of ACM, IEEE CS, and IEEE CIS; Memner of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers; on the Editorial Board of a number of International Journals among them Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems ; Associate Editor of the International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications . He is als a technical committee member of CIS ADPRL, and ComSoc CISTC & CNOM.

Prof. El-Alfy received several awards, certificates and recognitions among them King Abdullah Award for the Translation of Computer Networking textbook in 2012, Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching from KFUPM in 2011,  Outstanding Undergraduate Student (1986-1991), listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, listed in the 26th Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2009, listed in the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, IBC, Cambridge, UK, 2009/2010.

Dr. Khaled M. Rabie (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Manchester, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is currently a Reader with the Department of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), UK. He has worked as a part of several largescale industrial projects and has published 200+ journal and conference articles (mostly IEEE). His current research interests focus on designing and developing next-generation wireless communication systems. He serves regularly on the technical program committee (TPC) for several major IEEE conferences, such as GLOBECOM, ICC, and VTC. He has received many awards over the past few years in recognition of his research contributions including the Best Paper Awards at the 2021 IEEE CITS and the 2015 IEEE ISPLC, and the IEEE ACCESS Editor of the month award for August 2019. He is currently serving as an Editor of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, an Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, an Associate Editor of IEEE ACCESS and an Executive Editor of the TRANSACTIONS ON EMERGING TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (Wiley). Khaled is also a Fellow of the U.K. Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Fellow of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI).