Hussein Kassem is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Beirut Arab University. He holds a PhD (2017) and Bachelor’s degree (2012) in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Dr. Kassem was awarded the honorary Penrose Award (2012), the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research Doctoral Scholarship (2014), and IBDAA Award for the Research Category (2010). His research and practical experience includes pavement/highway materials testing and characterization, modeling of reliability and uncertainty, and sustainability, with relevant work published in international journals. He has actively participated in the organization of regional conferences and attended many international conferences including the last five annual meetings of the Transportation Research Board in the USA.