Amar Khoukhi received an Advanced Diploma of University Studies in Operation Research from Decision Mathematics Institute of University Paris IX Dauphine in 1985, and he obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechniques of the University of Montreal in June 2007. Since February 2008, he joined Systems Engineering Dept. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Over the last several years, he had been involved in several research projects in the fields of soft computing, robotics and petroleum engineering, funded by NSERC Canada, CNRS France, and KACST in Saudi Arabia. He published more than 130 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Dr. Khoukhi is a senior member of IEEE and Emerald Literacy Association