János D. Pintér is a researcher and practitioner with over four decades of work experience. His professional interests are primarily related to Operations Research, more specifically: to model, algorithm and software development for nonlinear optimization, including a broad range of applications. He received his M.Sc. in the area of Applied Mathematics / Operations Research from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary; his Ph.D. in Probability Theory/Stochastic Optimization from Moscow State University; and D.Sc. in Mathematics/Global Optimization from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Pintér wrote four books (a university text, a research monograph, and two electronic books), and edited four other internationally published books. He is also the author or co-author of more than 200 articles, book chapters, proceedings contributions, book reviews, and technical reports. His monograph titled Global Optimization in Action received the 2000 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for Research Excellence. Among other professional affiliations, he serves or served on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Optimization, the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences (now Advances in Decision Sciences), Algorithmic Operations Research, the International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control, as well as of the web fora GAMS Global World and GAMS Performance World. He also served as Global Optimization Vice-Chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society (2002-2004), and as a Member (from 2012, Chairman) of the Managing Board of EUROPT (2010-2014). Currently, he is an Editor of the book series SpringerBriefs in Optimization. During his professional career, Dr. Pintér received research grants, awards and fellowships e.g., in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Netherlands, and the United States. He has worked and presented lectures in 40 countries of the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Region. He worked as an Associate Professor and later as an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada between 1991 and 2007. He also worked as a Visiting Professor in Turkey at Bilkent and Özyeğin Universities from 2008 to 2011, before returning to Canada. Until 2016 he worked as an Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, while he remained an Adjunct Professor at Özyeğin University. Dr. Pintér is the founder and proprietor of PCS Inc. (Canada), a consulting company. In this capacity, he is the principal developer of several nonlinear optimization software product versions, implemented with links to spreadsheets, modeling languages, and integrated scientific-technical computing systems. These professional software products are in use around the world by hundreds of academic, business, research, and government organizations. For further details, please visit www.pinterconsulting.com. Dr. Pintér joins the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University in August 2016 as a Professor of Practice. János D. Pintér is a citizen of Canada and Hungary.