Dr. Abdel Salam Sayyad obtained his Bachelor's degree from Birzeit University in 1998 and his Master's degree from the University of Maryland in the United States in 2000. He worked as an electronic design engineer in the United States from 2000 to 2005. He then joined Birzeit University as a faculty member. In 2011, he left BZU to pursue his doctoral studies in Computer Engineering, which he finished in 2014 from West Virginia University. He then spent a semester as a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland before returning to BZU. His research interests are in Multi-Objective Optimization, Search-Based Software Engineering, and Empirical Studies in Software Engineering.