Melek Attia was born in Beirut (Lebanon) in 1981 and has an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications (2006) from The Higher School of Communications of Tunis (SUP’COM). In 2006, he had a short experience with IPP-Hurray! Research Group and worked on Collision-Free Beacon Scheduling Mechanisms for IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks. He spent almost 3 years, in Tunisia, working for Cisco and Microsoft partners as a Network Engineer (Unified Communications Specialist). He rejoined CISTER/IPP-HURRAY in May 2009 and his current research area includes Compositional Real-Time Scheduling and Hierarchical Real-Time Systems. He is a musician interested in drumming and percussion.