Neel Mehta has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has built decision support systems for crew scheduling, workload reallocation, automating pricing strategies, freight routing, and stock repurchase. Dr. Mehta has worked on projects for several organizations, including American Airlines, Exxon, General Electric, London Underground, Penske Truck Rental, Santa Fe Railroad, the United States Postal Service and Wal-Mart. He is also an expert in e-commerce and develops web-based applications that integrate sophisticated mathematical optimization models. Dr. Mehta is an ardent fan of .NET and sees it as one of the few technologies that will be around for some time.