Essam earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2014, a M.Sc. degree in Information Systems in 2010 and a B.Sc. in Information Systems and Technology in 2003.
Currently, Essam is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales Canberra. His research interests are concentrated on Data Mining, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, and Trusted Autonomy.