Ali Selamat has received a B.Sc. (Hons.) in IT from Teesside University, U.K. and M.Sc. in Distributed Multimedia Interactive Systems from Lancaster University, U.K. in 1997 and 1998, respectively. He has received a Dr. Eng. degree from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan in 2003.  Ali Selamat is currently a professor at Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. He is also currently a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Computer and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He was the Dean of Research, Knowledge Economy Research Alliance, UTM. He is currently a Chair of IEEE Computer Society Malaysia Chapter. He is also the Editorial Boards of Knowledge Based Systems, Elsevier, International Journal of Information and Database Systems (IJJIDS), Inderscience Publications, Vietnam Journal of Computer Science, Springer Publications, Advances in Distributed Computing Intelligence Journal (ADCAIJ), Salamanca University Press. He is the Program Chair of International Conference on Software Engineering Tools, Methodologies (SOMET), 2017 to be held in Kanazawa, Japan. He has been a visiting professor at Hradec-Kralove University, Czech Republic, Kuwait University, and few others universities in Japan. His research interests include cloud based software engineering, software agents, information retrievals, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, neural networks and soft-computing, knowledge management, key performance indicators.