Dr. Ujjwal Maulik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India since 2004. Currently he is the also the Chair of the Department. He did his Bachelors in Physics and Computer Science in 1986 and 1989 respectively. Subsequently, he did his Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 and 1997 respectively. He chaired the Department of Computer Science and Technology Kalyani Govt. Engg. College, Kalyani, India during 1996-1999. Dr. Maulik has worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA in 1997, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1999, University of Texas at Arlington, USA in 2001, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA in 2004, Fraunhofer Institute AiS, St. Augustin, Germany in 2005, Tsinghua University, China in 2007, University of Rome, Italy in 2008, University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2009, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Grenoble INP, France in 2010, 2013 and 2014, ICM, Univ. of Warsaw, Poland in 2013, International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy in 2014 and 2017, University of Padoa in 2014 and 2016, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary, 2015 and 2016, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015 and 2017 and Middle East Technological University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 2017. He has also visited many Institutes/Universities around the world for invited lectures and collaborative research. He has been invited to supervise doctoral student in well known university in France. Dr. Maulik is a co-author of 7 books and more than 300 research publications including the journals from Nature group, IEEE and ACM Transactions and Elsevier. Currently he is also mentoring a startup. He is the recipient of Govt. of India BOYSCAST fellowship in 2001, Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and Senior Associate of ICTP, Italy in 2012. He coordinators five Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) programs (European-Asian mobility program). Dr. Maulik has been the Program Chair, Tutorial Chair and Member of the program committee of many international conferences and workshops. He was the Associate Editors of "IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Systems" and currently the Associate Editors of "Information Sciences". He is also in the editorial board of many journals including "Protein & Peptide Letters". He has also served as guest co-editors of special issues of journals including "IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation", "Applied Soft Computing" and "Algorithms for Molecular Biology". He is the founder Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Chapter, Kolkata section and has worked as Secretary and Treasurer in 2011, as Vice Chair in 2012 and as the Chair in 2013, 2014 as well as 2016. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), West Bengal Association of Science and Technology (WAST), Institution of Engineering and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Institution of Engineers (IE). His research interests include Pattern Recogniqtion, Computational Intelligence, Computational Biology, Combinatorial Optimization, Data Mining and Social Network.