Brian C. Lovell was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1960. He received the BE in electrical engineering (Honours I) in 1982, the BSc in computer science in 1983, and the PhD in signal processing in 1991: all from the University of Queensland (UQ). Professor Lovell is Project Leader of the Advanced Surveillance Group at UQ. He served as President of the International Association of Pattern Recognition 2008-2010, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the IEAust, and voting member for Australia on the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition since 1998. Professor Lovell was Program Co-Chair of ICPR2008 in Tampa, Florida, and was General Co-Chair of ACPR2011 in Beijing, and is General Co-Chair of ICIP2013 in Melbourne. The Advanced Surveillance Group works with port, rail, and airport organizations as well as several national and international agencies to identify and develop technology-based solutions to address real operational and security concerns.