Michael Georgiopoulos received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University in Athens, his MS degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, in 1981, 1983 and 1986, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Department of EECS at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. From September 2011 to June 2012 he served as the Interim Assistant Vice President of Research at the Office of Research and Commercialization. From July 2012 to mid-May 2013 he served as the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests lie in the areas of Machine Learning and applications with special emphasis on neural network and neuro-evolutionary algorithms and their applications. He has published more than 60 journal papers and more than 170 conference papers in a variety of conference and journal venues. He is a UCF Pegasus Professor, the highest honor received by a UCF faculty in recognition of teaching, research and service contributions. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks from 2002 to 2006 and an Associate Editor of the Neural Networks journal from 2006 to 2012. He has served as the Technical Co-Chair of the IJCNN (International Joint Conference on Neural Networks) 2011.