Hayssam Dahrouj (S'02, M'11, SM'15) received his B.E. degree (with high distinction) in computer and communications engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto (UofT), Canada, in 2010. In May 2015, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Effat University as an assistant professor, and also became a visiting scholar at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Between April 2014 and May 2015, he was with the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering group at KAUST as a research associate. Prior to joining KAUST, he was an industrial postdoctoral fellow at UofT, in collaboration with BLiNQ Networks Inc., Kanata, Canada, where he worked on developing practical solutions for the design of non-line-of sight wireless backhaul networks. His contributions to the field led to five patents. During his doctoral studies at UofT, he pioneered the idea of coordinated beamforming as a means of minimizing intercell interference across multiple base stations. The journal paper on this subject was ranked second in the 2013 IEEE Marconi paper awards in wireless communications. Dr. Dahrouj is the recipient of both the faculty award of excellence in research and the faculty award of excellence in teaching at Effat University, May 2017. He is a senior member of the IEEE. His main research interests include cloud radio access networks, backhaul systems, cross-layer optimization, machine learning, cooperative networks, convex optimization, distributed algorithms, and free-space-optical communications.