Dr. Jagdish Chand Bansal is an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) at South Asian University New Delhi and Visiting Research Fellow at Maths and Computer Science, Liverpool Hope University UK. Dr. Bansal has obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Before joining SAU New Delhi he has worked as an Assistant Professor at ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior and BITS Pilani. He is the editor in chief of “International Journal of Swarm Intelligence (IJSI)” published by Inderscience. He is the steering committee member and the general chair of the annual conference series SocProS. He is the general secretary of Soft Computing Research Society (SCRS). His Primary area of interest is Nature Inspired Optimization Techniques. Recently, he proposed a fission-fusion social structure based optimization algorithm, Spider Monkey Optimization (SMO), which is being applied to various problems from engineering domain. He has published 51 research papers in various international journals/conferences. He has supervised two Ph.D. thesis from ABV-IIITM Gwalior and 3 are in progress from SAU New Delhi. He has received Young Scientist Award 2009 from Gwalior Academy of Mathematical Sciences. He has also received Gold Medal at UG and PG level.