Harun Pirim received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Mississippi State University. His research interests include mathematical programming and network clustering applications in biological and social sciences. In relation to graph theory and discrete optimization, his recent work focuses on social media network analysis to distinguish people with certain traits, network clustering to predict functions of hypothetical proteins, and functional brain network analysis to predict the existence of the disease. He has published several papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings and written book chapters. He edited the book Recent Applications in Data Clustering and has served as a reviewer for many journals. He is also fond of science, philosophy, and metaphysics.