Dr. Awad received his Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Birzeit University. He got his master degree in Computing with distinction from Birzeit University and his doctoral degree from the department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His PhD thesis focuses on developing novel algorithms for mask optimization problem in optical lithography for large scale integrated digital circuits. He published over 14 conference proceedings and Journal papers. Dr.Ahmed worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer for CISCO systems from 2009-2013. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Sciences, An-Najah National University. His research interest includes: Network-related optimization problems, Internet of Things (IoT) security, Reversible Logic Synthesis and Optimization, Optical Lithography and OPC, and advanced memory design problems. Dr.Awad i a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and Jordanian Engineering Association.