Ahmed Patel received his MSc and PhD degrees from Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, specializing in packet-switched networks. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at State University of Ceará (UECE), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. His research covers networking, security, forensic computing, virtual currencies, distributed systems and application of soft computing principles. He has authored more than 265 publications and co-authored several books. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of several international journals and has participated in many international conferences and workshops.