Pei-Chann Chang received his BA degree in Industrial Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in 1979 and MS and PhD degrees from the Department of Industrial Engineering of Lehigh Universityin 1985 and 1989, respectively. Currently, he is a Chair Professor in Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. He has won the Outstanding Research Award from National Research Council from 2009 to 2011. He has published several highly cited papers in journals such as Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and Expert Systems with Applications and he was also honored as a top cited author by the journal of Expert Systems with Applications twice in year 2006 and 2008. He is in the editorial board of Soft Computing and also serves as referees for more than 30 international journals. His research interests include Evolutionary Computations; Financial Time Series Data Forecasting; Medical Data Classification and Diagnosis; Fuzzy Rules Based Systems; Production Scheduling,and Applications of Soft Computing. He has published more than 110 SCI international journal papers with total citations of 1438 and an h-index of 22 from ISI database. His research works have been published in international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on systems man and cybernetics part C-Applications & Reviews, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and Computers and Operations Research … etc.