Nicos Maglaveras received the diploma in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.), Greece, in 1982, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Currently he is a visiting Professor at the McCormick School of Engng & Applied Sciences, Dept. of Industrial Engng & Management Sciences and Dept. of Electrical Engng & Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He is also a Professor and Director at the Lab of Computing, Medical Informatics & Biomedical Imaging Technologies, A.U.Th. He is head of the graduate program in medical informatics at A.U.Th, and is a collaborating researcher with the Center of Research and Technology Hellas, the Institute of Applied Biosciences (CERTH-INAB) head of the Informatics for Big Biodata Laboratory His current research interests include nonlinear biological systems simulation, cardiovascular engineering, biomedical informatics, ehealth, AAL, personalised health, biosignal analysis, medical imaging, and neurosciences. He has published more than 400 papers in peer reviewed international journals, books and conference proceedings out of which over 110 as full peer review papers in indexed international journals. He has developed graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of (bio)medical informatics, personal health systems, biomedical signal processing, physiology and biological systems simulation. He has served as a Reviewer in CEC AIM, ICT and DGRT D-HEALTH technical reviews and as reviewer, associate editor and editorial board member in more than 10 international journals, and participated as Coordinator or Core Partner in over 40 national and EU-funded competitive research projects attracting more than 16 MEUROs in funding. He has served as president of the EAMBES in 2008-2010. Dr. Maglaveras has been a member of the IEEE, AMIA, the Greek Technical Chamber, the New York Academy of Sciences, the CEN/TC251, and Eta Kappa Nu.