Dr. Habib Youssef received a Diplôme d'Ingénieur en Informatique from the Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, University of El-Manar, Tunisia in June 1982 and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota, USA, in January 1990. From September 1990 to January 2001 he was a Faculty member of the computer engineering department of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia (Assistant Professor from 1990 to 1995 and Associate Professor from September 1995 to January 2001). From February 2001 to June 2002, he was a Maître de Conférences en Informatique at the Faculté des Sciences de Monastir (FSM), University of Monastir, Tunisia. From July 2002 to August 2005, he served as the Director of the Institut Supérieur d’Informatique et Mathématiques of the University of Monastir. Since January 2006 he is a Professor of computer science at the University of Sousse. From July 2007 to August 2011 he served as the Director of the Institut Supérieur d’Informatique et des Technolgies de Communication of the University of Sousse. Since October 2013, he is Director General of El-Khawarizmi Computing Center (CCK), which is managing the Tunisian National Research and Education Network as well as a Data Center, providing IT services for the Tunisian academic community.
Dr. Youssef has over 200 publications to his credit in the form of books, book chapters, journal and conference papers. He is the author with S. Sait of two books, (1) "VLSI Physical Design Automation: Theory and Practice", McGraw-Hill 1995, (also co-published by IEEE Press 1995), and reprinted with corrections by World Scientific since 1999, and (2) "Iterative Computer Algorithms with Applications in Engineering", IEEE CS Press 1999, and since 2003 published by John Wiley & Sons, which has also been translated into Japanese. He also recently co-authored the book "Radio Link Quality Estimation in Low-Power Wireless Networks", Springer Press 2013. His current research interests are computer networks, performance evaluation of computer systems, and combinatorial optimization.