Hojjat Adeli received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976 at the age of 26. He held the Abba G. Lichtenstein Professorship at The Ohio State University for ten years. He has authored over 600 research and scientific publications in various fields of computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, and medicine, including 16 ground-breaking high-technology books, and holds a United States patent in the area of design optimization. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international research journals Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Neural Systems. He is the recipient of 55 awards and honors including an Honorary Doctorate. In 1998 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award, from The Ohio State University's highest research award in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship. In 2005, he was elected Distinguished Member, ASCE: "for wide-ranging, exceptional, and pioneering contributions to computing in civil engineering and extraordinary leadership in advancing the use of computing and information technologies in many engineering disciplines throughout the world. In 2010, he was profiled as an Engineering Legend in the ASCE journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering. He has served on the editorial board of 142 journals and presented 109 Keynote/Plenary Lectures at conferences held in 44 different countries. He has held honorary professorship at six Asian and European Universities. He is a corresponding member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and Polish Academy of Science, and a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, AIMBE, and American Neurological Association.