Anand J Kulkarni holds a Ph.D. in Distributed Optimization from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, MS in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Regina, Canada, Bachelor of Engineering from Shivaji University, India, and Diploma from the MSBTE, Mumbai. He worked as a Post Doctorate Research Fellow at Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Kulkarni has worked with Symbiosis International University, Pune, India for over six years. Currently, he is a Professor & Associate Director at the Institute of AI at MITWPU. His research interests include optimization algorithms, multi-agent systems, complex systems, swarm optimization, and self-organizing systems. Anand pioneered socio-inspired optimization methodologies such as Cohort Intelligence, Ideology Algorithm, Expectation Algorithm, and Socio Evolution & Learning Optimization Algorithm. He is the founder and chairman of Optimization and Agent Technology Research Lab and has over 70 research papers in journals and conferences, 04 authored and 08 edited books to his credit. Dr. Kulkarni is the lead editor for the Springer and Taylor and Francis book series. He regularly writes on Artificial Intelligence in several newspapers and magazines. Dr. Kulkarni has delivered expert research talks in many countries such as the USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, India, and France.