Camelia Chira is an associate professor in computer science at Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) and researcher in computational intelligence as part of the Metaheuristics for Complex Systems research group. She obtained a Master in Science degree in 2002 and the PhD title in 2005 from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland) in the area of agent-based systems for distributed collaborative design. After obtaining the PhD, Camelia Chira continued her work in the area of multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence being affiliated with important institutions such as Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Technological Institute of Castilla y Leon (Spain) and Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). She participated in several international research projects with results being exploited in industry or published in journals and conferences. She has served as a PC member to important conferences in the area of computational intelligence, PC chair and local organizer to several international conferences, reviewer for top journals in the area of artificial intelligence and complex systems. Current main research interests include computational intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, nature-inspired computing, complex systems and networks, multi-agent systems and bioinformatics. Research results have been disseminated in more than 100 publications including 2 books, 3 book chapters, 48 journal papers and 70 conference papers.