Abdulsalam Yassine received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, in 1993, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. Between 2001 and 2013, he was a member of the Technical Staff in the Wireless Communication Division, Nortel Networks, and later at Alcatel-Lucent, Ottawa, Canada. From 2013 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the DISCOVER Laboratory, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Software Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications as an associate editor. His research interests are mostly focused on behavior and predictive analytics, big data systems and networks, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, IoT system, smart cities, smart environments, and smart grids research and applications.