I am a Data Scientist at Xandr (AT&T's advertising unit), and a Lecturer at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. My Ph.D. focused on stochastic numerical optimization and multi-agent systems design and control. These areas can be simultaneously studied within the field called swarm intelligence, which is the collective problem-solving behavior of large groups of agents (animals, software agents, or robots). I have worked on the three main areas of application of swarm intelligence: data mining, optimization, and swarm robotics. I am member of the editorial boards of the journals Swarm Intelligence and Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Computational Intelligence.