Eugene Levner received the B.S.+M.S. degree in computational mathematics from Lomonosov State University, Moscow, USSR, and the Ph.D. degree in computer & systems sciences from the Central Economic-Mathematical Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 1968 and 1973, respectively. From 1972 to 1990, he worked for the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Moscow, He joined the Department of Computer Science, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel, in 1994, and is currently a Full Professor of Computer Science. In 1991-2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Eindhoven Technological University, the Netherlands (1991), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1991-1992), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan (1997), INRIA, Metz, France (1998), Groningen University, the Netherlands (1999), Osaka University, Japan (2001), National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico (2004), University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain (2006-2007), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2007), and the Rutgers University, USA (2009). He has authored/coauthored several books and more than 100 papers in refereed journals and chapters in books. He has papers in the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Discrete Applied Mathematics, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and Automation and Remote Control. His research interests include: combinatorial optimization, operations research, design and analysis of computer algorithms, algorithm complexity and computability, scheduling theory, grid optimization, network analysis, and risk analysis. Prof. Levner is a recipient of several Best Paper Awards from the Soviet Academy of Sciences and the IFAC INCOM-2009 National Committee in 1972 and 2009, respectively. He is a reviewer in 20 leading international journals in the areas of Combinatorial Optimization, Operations Research and Informatics. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, a member of the editorial boards of INFOR, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, and International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy.