Dr. Alireza Sheikh-Zadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Area of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences at Texas Tech University, who has received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His research interests include data-driven decision-modeling and analytics with a concentration on supply-chain decision support systems. He has taught courses such as simulation and optimization, multivariate data analysis, and advanced statistics. His research is published in refereed journals such as Omega, International Journal of Production Economics, and Computers and Industrial Engineering. He is a member of INFORMS, POMS, and IISE academic societies.