Professor Shie Mannor graduated from the Technion with a BSc in Electrical Engineering and BA in mathematics (both summa cum laude) in 1996. After that, he spent almost four years as an intelligence officer with the Israeli Defense Forces. Shie was subsequently involved in a few ventures in the high-tech industry. Prof Mannor earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion in 2002, under the supervision of Nahum Shimkin. He was then a Fulbright postdoctoral associate with LIDS (MIT) working with John Tsitsiklis for two years. Shiewas at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in McGill University from July 2004 until August 2010, where he held a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning from 2005 to 2009. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion since 2008 where he is a professor and a courtesy member at the Data and Decisions Faculty since 2021. Shie is Liam, Oliver, and Dylan’s father.