Dr. Soha Maad obtained her PhD from the University of Warwick in the UK in 2002. She has several years of experience in coordinating, managing, and providing expert advice for research projects in various institutions including Fraunhofer Institute of Media Communication in Germany, INRIA in France, Trinity College in Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and University College Cork in Ireland. She was involved in various projects funded by the European Union, Science Foundation Ireland, National Center for Scientific Research in France, and Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany. She was the recipient of six Enterprise Ireland grants to coordinate and manage European Union projects and is expert member of various EU initiatives. She is also the founder and manager of IGROW EEIG (Integrated Technologies and Services for Sustainable Growth European Economic Interest Grouping) in Ireland.