S. Ehsan Hashemi-Petroodi is Assistant Professor of production systems and Industry 4.0 in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems. He received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the IMT Atlantique (Institute Mines Telecom), campus in Nantes, France in 2021. During his Ph.D., he worked on combinatorial optimization for the configuration of workforce and equipment in reconfigurable assembly lines. From 2021 to 2023 he was a post-doctoral researcher and the leader of process planning optimization task in the European project ASSISTANT – LeArning and robuSt deciSIon SupporT systems for agile mANufacTuring environments – consisting of 12 industrial and academic partners. He has been also involving in some other national and European projects on reconfigurable manufacturing systems and logistics. His research focuses on combinatorial optimization, robust optimization, assembly line design and balancing, workforce and process planning, and decision aid systems. His main results are based on the exact mathematical programming methods and their intelligent connection with heuristic algorithms. His contributions have been published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals as International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Omega-The International Journal of Management Science, etc. and presented at major international conferences.