In June 2010, Alaeddine El Fawal joined EPFL Middle East, where he is the Director of the IT Department and of Strategic ICT Development. In February 2013, he was elected as an executive committee member for the UAE Higher Education CIO Council. Previously, he was a senior researcher at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. He earned his PhD in communication systems in July 2009 from EPFL, where he worked with Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec. He received his M.A.S. in networking in 2002 and his MSc degree in Telecommunications in 2001, both from the Lebanese University. He carried out his M.A.S. thesis in the Planète team, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis France, and the master thesis at LCST (Laboratoire des Composants et des Systèmes de Télécommunications), INSA, Rennes France.