Vlad E. Genin, Ph.D. and Professor of Management and Engineering, is the General Editor and a contributing author of this book. He was a Chief Designer of major defense and civilian enterprises. In the late 1980s, he started his U.S. career in Silicon Valley, in international business development, defense conversion, and HI Tech technology transfer. Since 1994, he has been Chief Program Coordinator at the Morrison Institute Stanford University, Campus College Chair at the University of Phoenix, Silicon Valley, and Co-Director of the UCLA International Program. He has been Advisor to U.S. and foreign universities on innovative online and blended educational programs. He is a past Plenipotentiary Representative of the Higher Education Academy of Sciences in the United Nations.