Hossein Bonakdari, Ph.D, professor of Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Razi earned his Ph.D in Civil Engineering at the University of Caen-France. He has supervised several PhD and MSc students with teaching experience of more than 12 years in field of Water Resources Management and Artificial Intelligence application in practical engineering applications. His fields of specialization and interest include: water resources management; hydrological modelling; artificial intelligence; sustainable development; time series. He has developed different classes of quantitative modelling approaches to deal with the large amounts of water resources data he has encountered during research projects and to address a shortage of existing empirical, semi-empirical, and simplified equations in water resources management. Dr Bonakdari highlighted new insight in time series modeling for monitoring, real time prediction, optimization, and automation environmental variables through the decision-making abilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Results obtained from his researches have been published in more than 250 published papers in international journals (h-index=35). He has also more than 150 presentations in national and international conference. He published three books. He has secured several external research funding sponsored by government and related water resources cpmpanies/industries. Dr. Bonakdari is currently leading several research projects in collaboration with industrials partners. He is ranked among the top 2.5% of the world's top researchers on ResearchGate. In 2020, Dr Bonakdari classified in the list of 2% of the most influential people of science in the world.