Elie grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. He attended the American University of Beirut, earned his B.E. in Computer and Communications Engineering in June 2010, and is currently pursuing his graduate studies at MIT in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). He is part of the Lab for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), working jointly alongside Professors Munther Dahleh and Asuman Ozdaglar. Prior to graduate school, his research interests spanned over Information Theory with a small pinch of Complexity Theory. His research slightly shifted and now tackles, in a very broad setting, multi-agent networked dynamical systems. His current focus stands within the area of social networks, more specifically on cascade effects in networks. In a 'CS'-type nutshell, Elie is working on Boolean threshold networks and is characterizing the limiting behavior of their dynamics.