Yulia R. Gel is Professor in the Department of Mathematical Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include statistical foundation of Data Science, inference for random graphs and complex networks, time series analysis, and blockchain data analytics. She holds a Ph.D in Mathematics, followed by a postdoctoral position in Statistics at the University of Washington. Prior to joining UT Dallas, she was a tenured faculty member at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She also held visiting positions at Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Berkeley, and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, UK. She served as a Vice President of the International Society on Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS), and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.