Dr. Ali Soofastaei is a global artificial intelligence (AI) projects leader, an international keynote speaker, and a professional author. He completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research fellowship at The University of Queensland, Australia, in the field of AI applications in mining engineering, where he led a revolution in the use of deep learning and AI methods to increase energy efficiency, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in surface mines. As a scientific supervisor, he has provided practical guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and mining engineering and information technology for many years. Dr. Soofastaei has more than fifteen years of academic experience as an assistant professor and leader of global research activities. Results from his research and development projects have been published in international journals and keynote presentations. He has presented his practical achievements at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has been involved in industrial research and development projects in several industries, including oil and gas (Royal Dutch Shell), steel (Danieli), and mining (BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, and Vale). His extensive practical experience in the industry has equipped him to work with complex industrial problems in highly technical and multi-disciplinary teams.