Dr. Simone Ludwig joined the Department of Computer Science at North Dakota State University (NDSU) as Associate Professor in Fall 2010. Prior to joining NDSU, she worked at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), Cardiff University (UK) and Brunel University (UK). She received her PhD degree and MSc degree with distinction from Brunel University (UK), in 2004 and 2000 respectively. Before starting her academic career she worked several years in the software industry. Her research interests include evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, fuzzy reasoning, knowledge engineering, service-oriented computing, and Cloud computing.