Magdi Sadek Mahmoud is a Distinguished University Professor at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. He worked at different universities world-wide including Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, UK, USA, Singapore and Australia. He lectured in Venezuela, Germany, UK, USA, Canada and China. He has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the development of modern methodologies to distributed control, switched time-delay systems, fault-tolerant systems and information technology. He is the principal author of thirty books, inclusive book-chapters and the author/co-author of more than 490 peer-reviewed papers. He is the recipient of two national, one regional and two university prizes for outstanding research in engineering. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, the CEI (UK), and a registered consultant engineer of information engineering and systems (Egypt).