Dr. Kamal Taha received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He has over 100 refereed publications that have appeared in prestigious top ranked journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Over 30 of his publications have appeared in IEEE Transactions journals. 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 serves as a member of the program committee, editorial board, and review panel for a number of international conferences and journals, some of which are IEEE and ACM journals. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.