Pavel Krömer is an associate professor of Computer Science. He obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Between 2005 and 2010, he was employed as a software specialist by a large software company. In 2010, he returned to academia as an assistant professor and junior researcher at the Department of Computer Science, VSB – TU Ostrava, Czech Republic. During 2014, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Upon returning to the VSB – TU Ostrava, he gained the rank of associate professor and senior researcher. He is now affiliated with VSB – TU Ostrava and the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. He is also a member of the IEEE, System, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He serves in the SMC Technical Committees on Soft Computing and Big Data Computing. He is also a member of steering commitee of the Neural Network World Journal and served in various chairing roles at several international conferences including WSC17 (PC Chair), IBICA 2013, 2014 (publicity co-chair), AECIA 2014, 2015 (publicity co-chair), IBICA 2015 (PC co-chair), INCoS 2013 (workshop co-chair), WSC18 (special events co-chair), etc.