Dr. Miha Mlakar is a machine learning and optimization expert. He is currently working as a senior researcher at the Jozef Stefan Institute. In his PhD. he combined machine learning approaches for production modeling with evolutionary multi-objective optimization to create a new algorithm for solving complex real-world optimization problems. He has more than 10 years of experience in R&D and has worked on more than dozen various research projects and leaded several of them. Some of his research contributions include predicting scholars grade problems, sensor analysis for detection movement patterns for tennis players, activity recognitions from phone sensors, predicting pupils’ height and their fitness abilities, decision support system for helping elderly, optimizing room conditions and daily activities for predicting (and further steps for increasing) patients feel of health and many others. Additionally, he mentors younger associates, publishes books and research papers, and gives talks on conferences worldwide.