Hisham M. Abdelsalam is a Professor and Chair - Operations Research and Decision Support Department, Faculty of Computers and Information (FCI), and the former Director of the Decision Support and Future Studies Center in FCI. 

Dr. Abdelsalam holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He obtained his Bachelor degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Professionally, he has acted as the Director Research and Development in the National Management Institute (NMI) and, also, as the Manager of the Future Studies Center, Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), the Egyptian Cabinet, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Abdelsalam has led several funded research projects, and his research interests extend to cover the areas of decision support, modeling and simulation, new product development projects, supply chain management, and e-government.