Baha' A. Alsaify received his B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Jordan university of science and technology, Irbid, Jordan in 2007. He received his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in computer engineering from the university of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
He is currently an assistant professor at the Yarmouk university where he teaches data structures, digital logic design, computer aided design, computer and network' security, and other related courses.
Over the years, he was exposed to many open-source programs such as the Opportunistic Network Environment (ONE) simulator, which he used to develop his Pendulum routing protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). He also heavily used Octave, which is an open-source numerical calculation tool that can effectively replace the well-known commercial tool Matlab. Another tool he was involved with is wireshark. Wireshark is an open-source software that is primarily used to analyze exchanged packets, network trouble shooting, and communication protocol development. He was exposed to many other open-sourced programs that work under Linux environment. These programs range from web development software, to the design of security protocols, the enforcement of security policies, and many more.