Shabbir Ahmed is a Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in optimization, specifically stochastic and integer programming. Dr. Ahmed served as the Chair of the Stochastic Programming Society (2007-2010), and as a Vice-chair (Stochastic Programming) of the INFORMS Optimization Society (2006-2008). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Mathematical Programming A, Mathematical Programming C, Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, and Optimization Methods and Software; and was an Area Editor for Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science and a Department Editor for IIE Transactions. Dr. Ahmed's honors include the Dean's Professorship and Stewart Fellowship from Georgia Tech, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, two IBM Faculty Awards, the Coca-Cola Junior Professorship from ISyE, and the INFORMS Dantzig Dissertation award.