Jose C. Principe is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he teaches advanced signal processing and machine learning. He is BellSouth Professor and Founding Director of the University of Florida Computational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory (CNEL). His research interests are centered in advanced signal processing and machine learning, Brain Machine Interfaces and the modeling and applications of cognitive systems. He has authored 5 books and more than 200 publications in refereed journals and book chapters, and 450 conference papers. He has directed 72 Ph.D. dissertations and 67 Master theses. Dr. Principe is an IEEE, AIMBE and IAMBE Fellows a recipient of the INNS Gabor Award, the IEEE Neural Network Pioner Award, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Career Achievement Award, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Neural Network Pioneer Award, and Honorary doctor degrees from Universita Mediterranea, Italy, University of Maranhao Brasil, and Aalto University, Finland. He is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Reviews on Biomedical Engineering, Past Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, current ADCOM member of the IEEE CIS society, IEEE Biometrics Council, and IEEE BME society, member of the Technical Committee on Machine Learning for Signal Processing of the IEEE Signal Processing Society; member of the College of Fellows of the International Neural Network Society, and Past President of the INNS. He is also a former member of the Scientific Board of the Food and Drug Administration.