Marek Karkula is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cracow University of Technology (1997). He currently works as associate professor in the Faculty of Management, in the Department of Engineering Management at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. His current research interests are in: discrete event simulation and different modelling methodologies applied for analysing and optimizing of logistics and transportation processes, supply chain optimization, data analytics, machine learning and soft computing applications in supply chain, digital supply chains, business process management. He has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific publications in monographs and academic journals. He also has rich industrial experience in designing, analysis, modelling and simulation of logistics systems and processes.