Oliviu MATEI received in 2002 M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and in 2012 his PhD in system engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. From 2016 after obtaining his Habilitation in Computer Science and Information Technology, he has a select group of doctoral students. His doctoral students have promising research results. Since 2002, he also works at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca where he is currently a full Professor. He holds five patents for software. His research interests include artificial intelligence with evolutionary computation, evolutionary ontologies, optimizations, robotics, transportation, operational research and related fields. He founded the HOLISUN S.R.L an ICT company. His company’s research projects include: Big-Smart-Log (Big Data Analytics for process modelling in Smart Logistics Operations), CHIST-ERA - E-FUNCTIONIZER (Multi-cloud & serverless deployment optimisation platform for data-intensive computing), Eurostars-SDK4ED (Software Development Toolkit for Energy Optimization and Technical Debt Elimination), Horizon 2020 - MODSOIL(Expert system for monitoring risks in agriculture and agricultural technologies conservative adaptation to climate change). Dr. Habil. Oliviu Matei was a recipient of the Bologna Professorship award in 2019.