Professor Pravesh Debba is currently the manager for Inclusive Smart Settlements and Regions within Smart Places at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He completed an M.Sc. degree in Biostatistics at Hasselt University in Belgium and a Ph.D. in Spatial Statistics in 2006 from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Professor Debba has been the president of the South African Statistical Association (SASA) and Chairperson of the Institute for Certificated and Chartered Statisticians of South Africa (ICCSSA). He is currently the chair of the Body of Trustees of ICCSSA. Professor Debba has supervised MSc. and PhD students. His research achievements include, about 50 national or international presentations at conferences or workshops, two popular articles, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications published at ISI rated journals or conference proceedings.