Dr. Andrew Kusiak is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa Informatics Initiative, USA. He has served as chairman of two departments, Industrial Engineering (1988-95) and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2000-05). Dr. Kusiak receive his Ph.D. in Operations Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1979, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Warsaw Technical University, 1974. Dr. Andrew Kusiak research interests include applications of computational intelligence and big data in renewable energy, automation, manufacturing, product development, sustainability, and healthcare.