Shikharesh Majumdar is a Full Professor and the Director of the Real Time and Distributed Systems Research Centre at the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering in Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is a member of the board for Carleton University Institute for Data Science and a member of the faculty team actively involved with Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computational Science from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of cloud and grid computing, smart systems, operating systems and performance evaluation. Dr. Majumdar actively collaborates with the industrial sector and has performed his sabbatical research at Nortel and Cistech. He has been the area editor for the Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory journal published by Elsevier (2008-2017). Dr. Majumdar is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a member of ACM, a senior member of IEEE and a Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada). He was a Distinguished Visitor for the IEEE Computer Society from 1998 to 2001.