Wissam Fawaz received a B.E. in Computer Engineering with high honors from the Lebanese University in 2001. In 2002, he earned an M.S. degree in Computer Engineering with high honors from the University of Paris VI. Next, he received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering with excellent distinction from the University of Paris XIII in 2005. He joined the Lebanese American University (LAU) as an assistant professor of computer engineering in 2006, was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2012, and then to the rank of full professor in 2019.
He has taught the following courses at LAU: computer networks, data structures, computer programming, optical networks, COE application, and queueing theory. His current research interests are in the areas of delay/disruption tolerant networks, and buffer-aided communication systems. Dr. Fawaz was the recipient of a Fulbright research award in 2008. He is a senior member of the IEEE, served as an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Letters journal, and is currently serving as an associate editor for the Springer Journal of Annals of Telecommunications.