Abe Zeid (Boston, MA) is a professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Northeastern University. He received his PH.D. degree from the University of Akron. Professor Zeid received his B.S. (with highest honor) and M.S. from Cairo University in Egypt. He has received various honors and awards both in Egypt and the United States. He is the recipient of both the Northeastern Excellence in Teaching Award and the SAE Ralph R. Teetor National Educational Award.