Amir H. Gandomi is an Assistant Professor of Analytics & Information Systems at School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Gandomi was a distinguished research fellow in headquarter of BEACON NSF center located at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in engineering and used to be a lecturer in several universities. Dr. Gandomi has published over one hundred and thirty journal papers and four books. Some of those publications are now among the hottest papers in the field and collectively have been cited more than 9,500 times (h-index = 49). Recently, he has been named as 2017 Highly Cited Researcher (top 1%) and one of the world’s most influential minds. Dr Gandomi is currently ranked 20th in GP bibliography among more than 10,000 researchers. He has also served as associate editor, editor and guest editor in several prestigious journals and has delivered several keynote/invited talks. Dr Gandomi is part of a NASA technology cluster on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. His research interests are global optimization and (big) data mining using machine learning and evolutionary computations in particular.