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I hold a Bachelor’s degree (2001) and Master’s degree (2004) both in Industrial Engineering, majoring in Statistical Modeling and Stochastic Optimisation, and a PhD (2011) in Operations Research (OR) majoring in Stochastic OR. Most of the analysis I used in my PhD research was based on thorough understanding of statistical learning and Markov decision processes. The application of those results arises in Biology, Physics, Cryptography, Machine Learning and many other areas. In 2011, I was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Adelaide in Australia. I worked on an ARC-funded research project in which I developed new stochastic models to find an optimal experimental design of a continuous-time Markovian population model. Those results have gained in popularity for modeling a range of phenomena, including Evolutionary, Ecological and Epidemiological processes. In 2013, after successfully completing my postdoctoral research project, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Stochastic Operations Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide. In 2014, I was offered a continuing lecturing position in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the University of Newcastle (UoN) in Australia. In 2017, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Tenured Associate Professor in the U.S. system) in Statistics and Optimization at UoN. I publish regularly in leading Operations Research/Applied Probability/Statistics journals and actively collaborate with several outstanding national and international researchers. I am currently the Leader of “Data Science Research Group” at UoN, an Associate Investigator in ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Australia, and an Affiliated Researcher in the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. I have been involved in several governmental and industry funded research projects, with the total amount of AU$2,350,618. Furthermore, I have been consulting many industries spanning from service to manufacturing companies since 2000. More recently, I have been conducting several demand forecasting projects for major food and beverage supply chains in Australia.