Dr. Anjali Awasthi is Associate Professor at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), in Concordia University, Montreal. She received a PhD in industrial engineering and automation from INRIA Rocquencourt and University of Metz, France. Prior to Concordia, Dr. Awasthi worked at University of British Columbia and University of Laval where she was involved in several projects on industrial applications of operations research. In France, she was involved in many European projects aimed at improving urban mobility in cities, city logistics and on cybernetic transportation systems. Her areas of research are modeling and simulation, data mining, Information Technology and decision making, sustainable logistics planning, quality assurance in supply chain management and sustainable supply chain management. Dr. Awasthi has more than 10 years of industry and research experience in these areas and authoredseveral journal and conference papers on these topics. She is currently serving as the Education Chair for CORS (Canadian Operations Research Society), is a senior member of ASQ (American Society for Quality) and regular member of CIRRELT (Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Réseauxd’Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport). She is also the recipient of Eldon Gunn service award offered at 60th CORS Annual conference, Halifax, Canada in 2018. Her next step focuses on application of operations research, data analytics and machine learning for developing a better world.