Saman Halgamuge, Fellow of the IEEE, is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering of University of Melbourne, an honorary Professor of Australian National University (ANU) and an honorary Member of ANU Energy Change Institute. He was previously the Director/Head of Research School of Engineering of Australian National University (2016-18), Professor, Associate Dean International, Associate Professor and Reader and Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne (1997-2016). He graduated with Dipl.-Ing and PhD degrees in Data Engineering (“Datentechnik”) from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and B.Sc. Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and Applied Mathematics (Hindawi). His research that led to 260 publications has been funded over the last 22 years by Australian Research Council (16 grants), National Health and Medical Research Council (2 grants), industry and other external organisations (13 grants or contracts) and funding to support stipends for about 50 PhD students. His research contributions are in AI and Data engineering, which includes Data Analytics based on Unsupervised and Near Unsupervised Learning and Optimization focusing on applications in Mechatronics, Energy, Biology and Medicine.