Michael Masin, Ph.D. 1998, M.Sc. 1992 (Industrial Engineering, Technion, Israel), M.Sc. 1987 (Mechanical Engineering, Moscow State University of Railway Transport, Russia). He is currently a Research Staff Member in Systems Engineering Technologies group at IBM Research – Haifa Lab (HRL) and has strong teaching and research ties to the Technion and Tel Aviv University (TAU). Before IBM, Michael was an analyst in the Center of Military Analyses at RAFAEL — Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Dr. Masin’s research interests focus on the development of tools and applications for deterministic and stochastic combinatorial multi-objective optimization including (1) optimization-based engineering and system of systems design and (2) design, control, and integration of production, service, and logistics systems. Dr. Masin has published many papers in leading professional journals and conferences, filed 10 IBM patents, supervised many students to M.Sc. at the Technion and TAU, and been Technical Lead/Principal Investigator of projects, both with government and private customers, involving Model Based Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems and System of Systems.