Mohammad Ali Nematollahi was born in 1986 in Shiraz, Iran. He received his B.S. in computer engineering (software) from Yazd University, Iran in 2008. He completed his master's degree in computer engineering (software) at the Islamic Azad University (IAU), Dubai, UAE in 2011. He holds a Ph.D in computer and embedded systems engineering from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2015. He also served as a Post-doctorate at National Electronic and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) in 2016. Currently, he is teaching several Master courses and supervising some master thesis in IAU. He has published a book and numerous articles in international journals. His research interests include digital signal/image processing and digital watermarking. He completed his Post-doctorate fellowship in the area of smart city at the Tehran Urban Innovation Center (TUIC), 2018.