Mahdi Ebrahimi is currently a PhD candidate in the Big Data Research Lab at Wayne State University under the supervision of Dr. Shiyong Lu. His main research interest is in the field of big data management, with the focus on big data placement and task mapping optimization for cloud-based workflows. His broader interests include big data, data science, cloud workflow security, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and multi-objective optimization. He has published several research articles in peer-reviewed international journal and conferences, including International Journal of Big Data (IJBD), IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData), IEEE International Conference on Big Data Computing Service and Application (IEEE BigDataService), IEEE International Congress on Big Data (IEEE BigData Congress), and others. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.