Dr. Ian Flood received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK, on computing techniques applied to the simulation of construction processes. He has held academic positions at the National University of Singapore, the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, and he is currently Professor and Director of Research and Graduate Education in the Rinker School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. He has published extensively on the subjects of simulation modeling and intelligent computing applied to civil and construction engineering and management, he has received five best paper awards, and is one of the most frequently cited authors within the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Dr. Flood has also received awards for teaching, international education, and was the 2015 recipient of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award. His research is concerned with the development of new methods of modeling construction and manufacturing systems, and improving the performance of these systems using artificial intelligence methods. He is currently chair of the Editorial Board for ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and Specialty Editor for Elsevier’s Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics. Dr. Flood was previously Chair of the Executive Committee of TCCIT (the Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology) for the American Society of Civil Engineers.