I am an Associate Professor in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. I am an investigator in the Environmental Research Center for Emerging Contaminants and the Energy Research and Development Center here at Missouri S&T. I also serve as Vice Chair on the Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, represent the IEEE Copmutational Intelligence Society as chair for the Greater St. Louis Area, and am the lead investigator for the INCOSE MBSE Initiative Biomedical Challenge Team.