Ran El-Yaniv completed a Ph.D. in computer science at Toronto University. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and his research interests include theory and practice of machine learning, and computational finance. Ran is a co-author of the book Online Computation and Competitive Analysis (Cambridge university Press, 1998). He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) and an associate editor of the Journal of AI Research (JAIR). Ran is a distinguished Technion lecturer and received the Yanai Prize for Excellence in Academic Education.