Marcel Blais is an Associate Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Professional Science Master’s Programs in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he has been a faculty member since 2005. He currently serves as the Associate Director of WPI’s Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) and has been an active member of the NPSMA since 2008. From Cornell University he earned a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 2006 and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 2004, and he earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Fairfield University in 1999.