Nashat Mansour is a Professor of Computer Science at the Lebanese American University. He received B.E. and M.Eng.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and M.S. in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Syracuse University, USA. His research interests include: application of metaheuristics and data mining to real-world problems, software testing, parallel computing, protein structure prediction, and gene-disease association. Dr. Mansour has published many papers in international journals and conference proceedings.