Yuanjun Laili is an Associate Professor of the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University. She is a member of SCS (The Society For Modeling and Simulation International), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. She is also an Associate Editor of “International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing”. She has won the “Young Talent Lift Project” supported by China Association for Science and Technology and the “Young Simulation Scientist Award” from SCS. Her main research interests are in the areas of intelligent optimization, modeling and simulation of manufacturing systems.