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Ali H. Sayed is Dean of Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland. He has also served as distinguished professor and former chairman of electrical engineering at UCLA. An author of over 500 scholarly publications and six books, his research involves several areas including adaptation and learning, statistical signal processing, distributed processing, network and data sciences, and biologically-inspired designs. Dr. Sayed has received several awards including the 2015 Education Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the 2014 Athanasios Papoulis Award from the European Association for Signal Processing, the 2013 Meritorious Service Award, and the 2012 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has also received the 2005 Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, the 2003 Kuwait Prize, and the 1996 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize. He served as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2005 and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING (2003–2005). His articles received several Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2002, 2005, 2012, 2014). He is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. He is serving as President-Elect of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.