Dr. Gongxian Xu is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Bohai University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Operations Research and Control Theory from Dalian University of Technology in 2008. He also received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Liaoning University of Technology in 2000. From 2013 to 2014, he worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Auburn University as a postdoctoral fellow. His research focuses on mathematical programming (nonlinear optimization, global optimization, multi-objective optimization), operational research, optimization and control of (bio)chemical processes, computational system biology. He received several funds including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Liaoning Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China, Liaoning Province Doctor Startup Fund of China and the Program for Liaoning Excellent Talents in University. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 journal articles and is a member of MOS, ISGO, and ORSC. He currently is an editorial board member of International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, International Journal of Systems Science and Applied Mathematics, et al. He is also a reviewer of some journals (European Journal of Operational Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Engineering Optimization, and Journal of the Operational Research Society, etc.).