Przemysław Szufel is an Assistant Professor in the Decision Support and Analysis Unit at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. His current research focuses on distributed systems and methods for execution of large-scale simulations for numerical experiments and optimization. Dr. Szufel is currently working on asynchronous algorithms for the parallel execution of large-scale computations in the cloud and distributed computational environments. He is the author/coauthor of several open source tools for high-performance and numerical simulation (including SilverDecisions, which enjoys over 20,000 users). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.