Ali Kharrazi is an Assistant Professor at the Global Education for Innovation and Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Previously he was a Researcher at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan and Research Assistant at the Advanced Systems Analysis Group, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. His research focus is on advancing and applying the concept of resilience through data driven approaches for Sustainable Development Goals in water, energy, food, trade, and urban systems. Ali has made several research visits to countries including the USA, Austria, and Germany. He is the recipient of the 2013 Green Talents Awards from the German Ministry of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and selected as a 2015 World Social Science Fellow in Urban Big Data by the International Social Science Council. Ali holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from University of Tokyo, graduate degrees from the London School of Economics in Information Systems and University of Cambridge in Innovation, Strategy, and Organization, and a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York in Economics.