Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy is currently a Reader and heads the Data Science Research Group in the School of Computing, University of Kent, UK. His research interests include biological signal processing, brain-computer interfaces, biometrics, neural-networks, genetic-algorithms, and image processing. To date, he has written two text books in engineering and published over 170 papers (citation indices: h-index of 27 and i-10 index of 59 with over 2500 citations) in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and member in Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics. He also serves as editorial board member for several international journals and serves in UK Research Councils and many other international grant funding bodies. He has supervised more than half a dozen postgraduate students to completion and has two decades of multi-disciplinary teaching experience in computer science and engineering (electrical and biomedical) disciplines. His pioneering work on revolutionary new areas of brain-computer interfaces and emerging biometrics has not only received international awards and recognition by the scientific community but also from the media and public. His international research collaborations on signal processing and machine learning include among others institutions from Italy, Canada, China, India, Malaysia and Singapore.