Dr. Seyda Ertekin is an assistant professor in Department of Computer Engineering at Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi and also a research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At ODTU she is the coordinator of the METU-BILTIR Digital Transformation / Industry 4.0 Platform. Before she joined ODTU, she was at MIT as a research scientist with joint appointments at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the MIT Sloan School of Management in the Operations Research and Statistics Group. Dr. Ertekin received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in USA with a best thesis award and her B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from ODTU in Turkey. Throughout her Ph.D. studies, she has also worked as a researcher in the Machine Learning Group at NEC Research Laboratories in Princeton, NJ USA. Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining specifically addressing the challenges faced in learning from Big Data. Particular focus of her research is on predictive algorithms in energy systems, manufacturing plants and IoT platforms. She is the member of the first prize winner team at MIT at the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award.