Dr. Alcimar B. Soares received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil, in 1987, where he also concluded his MSc in the area of Artificial Intelligence in 1990. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 1997, and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the department of Biomedical Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University, USA, in 2014. Has was the Head of the Graduate Program of Electrical Engineering from 2002 to 2004, Head of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering from 2004 to 2008, and Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the Federal University of Uberlândia from 2008 to 2012. He also was the Head of the Committees for the creation of the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of the Federal University of Uberlândia in 2005 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Soares is currently a Full Professor and Head of the Biomedical Engineering Lab at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Research on Biomedical Engineering journal and Associate-Editor of the Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing journal. He is also member of various scientific societies, such as the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering, the Brazilian Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology and the International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. His research interests include modeling and estimation of neuromotor control systems, brain machine interfaces and rehabilitation and assistive devices.