Dr Seyedali Mirjalili received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Griffith University, Australia. He is internationally recognised for his advances in Swarm Intelligence (SI) and optimisation, including the first set of SI techniques from a synthetic intelligence standpoint – a radical departure from how natural systems are typically understood – and a systematic design framework to reliably benchmark, evaluate, and propose computationally cheap robust optimisation algorithms. Dr Mirjalili has published over 70 journal articles, many in high-impact journals, with one paper having over 1000 citations – the most cited paper in the Elsevier Advances in Engineering Software journal. In addition he has more than a dozen book chapters and conference papers. Dr Mirjalili has over 6000 citations in total with an H-index of 30. From Google Scholar metrics, he is globally one of the most-cited researchers in Artificial Intelligence. His research output speaks for itself – Dr Mirjalili is clearly an emerging leader in his field. He has received numerous awards for his work, including two from the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems for “Most Significant Research Impact” and “Best Publication in Artificial Intelligence”. He was awarded a highly competitive international postgraduate scholarship and was fully supported by Griffith University. With over 30 submissions and an average of over 1000 downloads per month, Dr Mirjalili has been an active member in Matlab community and a top-30 Matlab File Exchange contributor worldwide since 2013. He was awarded Matlab central challenge coin as an outstanding contributor in 2015 and 2016 for the significant impact of his research outputs and dedication to research in the field. In addition to his excellent research outputs, Dr Mirjalili also has an emerging profile as a teacher and mentor. He has worked as a course coordinator for over five years and has taught in four subjects across two different program areas. He received an award for “Star Rising Teacher” in 2015 for improving the quality of teaching and learning significantly in his subjects.