T. Martin McGinnity (SMIEEE, FIET) received a First Class (Hons.) degree in Physics in 1975, and a Ph.D degree from the University of Durham, UK in 1979. He currently holds a part-time Professorship in both the Department of Computing and Technology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK and the School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems at Ulster University. Before taking semi-retirement, he was formerly Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Technology at NTU, Dean of the School of Science and Technology at NTU, Head of the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at Ulster University; Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Ulster University and Director of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Ulster University. He is the author or co author of 350+ research papers and leads the Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics research group at NTU. His research interests are focused on artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, modelling of biological information processing and cognitive robotics. His current projects are related to the development of biologically-compatible computational models of human sensory systems, including auditory signal processing; human tactile emulation; human visual processing; sensory processing modalities in cognitive robotics; and implementation of neuromorphic systems on electronics hardware. His work finds applications in industrial robotics, data analytics and medical systems.