Rong Pan received his doctorate in industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002. Prior to coming to the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University in 2006, he was an assistant professor of industrial engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. His research interests include quality and reliability engineering, design of experiments, time series analysis, and statistical learning theory. He has published in Journal of Quality Technology, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, among others. His current projects are supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Science Foundation of Arizona (SFAz), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and U.S. Department of Education (DoEd).