Amir Hussain received his B.Eng (highest 1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D degrees, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Following postdoctoral and academic positions held at the West of Scotland (1996-98), Dundee (1998-2000) and Stirling Universities (2000-18) respectively, he is currently Professor and founding Head of the Cognitive Big Data and Cybersecurity (CogBiD) Research Lab at Edinburgh Napier University, U.K. He has (co)authored more than 350 papers, including over a dozen books and around 150 journal papers. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of two leading journals: Cognitive Computation (Springer Nature), and BMC Big Data Analytics (BioMed Central), and of the Springer Book Series on Socio-Affective Computing, and Cognitive Computation Trends. He is Associate Editor for a number of prestigious journals, including: Information Fusion (Elsevier), AI Review (Springer), the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence. He has led major national, EU and internationally funded projects and supervised over 30 PhD students. Amongst other distinguished roles, he is General Chair for IEEE WCCI 2020 (the world's largest technical event in Computational Intelligence), and Vice-Chair of the Emergent Technologies Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.