Dr. Kuodi Jian holds B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and the M.S. degree in Computer Science and the Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Operations Research from the North Dakota State University. He worked as a Computer System Architect at the Banner Health System, Fargo, North Dakota. He is the Associate Professor (ICS Graduate Director) in Metropolitan State University since 2003. His research interests are in the areas of algorithms, programming languages, real-time operating systems, operations research, database systems, web service–oriented architecture (SOA), artificial intelligence, computer hardware, and computer simulation.