Samir F. Mahmoud graduated in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 1964. He received his MEng and Ph.D. degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1970 and 1973 respectively. He was then a visiting research fellow with the electromagnetic group at CIRES, Boulder, Colorado during the academic year 1973-1974. Prof. Mahmoud was a senior research associate at Queen Mary College, University of London (1980-1981), and worked with British Aerospace in Stevenage as a senior engineer (1981-1982). He held the positions of lecturer, associate professor and full professor at Cairo University in 1975, 1980 and 1985 respectively, and joined Kuwait University as a professor in the ECE department in 1988. Prof. Mahmoud has been a senior member of the IEEE since 1983. In the same year, he received the Engineering Award from the Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology for his outstanding research work. Prof. Mahmoud is the author of 170 scientific papers published in several international journals and conferences with an h-factor of 25.