Dr. Hamed Taherdoost is an experienced award-winning leader and R&D professional, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and specializes in Information Technology Management, Research & Development, and Cybersecurity. He has over 20 years of experience in both academic and industrial sectors and has held positions like CTO, CEO, and R&D Manager in various international companies. He has been involved in several important breakthroughs in IT and industrial projects and has developed projects in different industries, including transportation, laboratory, hospital, and IT development. Apart from his industry background, he also has numerous outstanding achievements in the academic environment, including winning several best paper awards and outstanding editor & reviewer awards. He has published over 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as several books in the field of technology and research methodology. He is an active member of several prestigious organizations and societies, including IEEE and IFIP TC 11, and has served as an editorial, reviewer, and advisory board member of various peer-reviewed journals publishing with Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Inderscience, MDPI, EAI, and IGI Publishing.