I was born in Cairo, Egypt. I am also a canadian citizen. I completed Ph. D at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Professor Rabab Ward 1999. I received a M. Sc. degree in Systems and Control from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, in 1994. I was employed at Ontario Hydro during 1990 to 1991. I received a M. Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University in 1988 under the supervision of Dr. A. Nazif, O. El-Dessouki and A. El. Dessouki.