Dr. Bies is currently a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as a member of the Computational and Data Enabled Sciences and Engineering Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to this, Dr. Bies was Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Director of the Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling program for the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute. He serves as: project scientist at CAMH, University of Toronto; co- North American and executive editor for the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics:Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition. Dr. Bies is a member of AAPS, ISoP, ACCP and ASCPT. He is a board member of ISOP and section chair for the CPTR Pharmacometrics Focus Group as well the CPTR Abstract Screening Chair for AAPS. . Dr. Bies received a BSc degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto (1991), a Pharm.D. from the UTHSCSA and the University of Texas at Austin (1994) and a Ph.D. Pharmacology from Georgetown University in 1998. This was followed by postdoctoral training at the Center for Drug Development Sciences until 2000. His research focuses on the application of pharmacometric approaches in psychiatry, oncology, neurology and cardiovascular disease and novel methods development including machine learning approaches to model selection and optimization methods for parameter optimization in dynamic systems.