Abdulla Khalid Al-Ali, Ph.D. obtained his Master degree in Software Design Engineering and PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA in 2008 and 2014, respectively. He is an active researcher in Cognitive Radios for smart cities and vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences. He has been awarded the Platinum medal in the Educational Excellence Day Prize for Ph.D. holders in 2015. Dr. Abdulla is currently head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the College of Engineering in Qatar University.