Hala H. Zayed received her B.Sc. in electrical engineering (with honor degree) in 1985, her M.Sc. in 1989 and her Ph.D. in electronics engineering in 1995 from Benha University. She is the ex-dean of faculty of computers and artificial intelligence, at Benha university. She is now a professor at the School of Information Technology and Computer Science, Nile University. She is a member of the committee of experts in the national committee of UNESCO (committee of communications and informatics). Her areas of research are computer vision, biometrics, image forensics, image processing and machine learning.