Dr. Taha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Khalifa University, UAE, since 2010. He was as an Instructor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, from August 2008 to August 2010. He worked as Engineering Specialist for Seagate Technology, USA, from 1996 to 2005 (Seagate is a leading computer disc drive manufacturer in the US). His research interests span information retrieval, data mining, databases, bioinformatics, Information Forensics & Security, and defect characterization of semiconductor wafers, with an emphasis on making data retrieval and exploration in emerging applications more effective, efficient, and robust. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.