Dr. Andrei B. Utkin was born in St. Petersburg in 1959. He received his Honour M.Sc. (1982) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University, Russia, and equivalence to Ph.D. degree in Physics from Technical University of Lisbon (2007). He is currently investigator in INOV - INESC Inovacao (Lisbon, Portugal). His areas of research interest include electromagnetics, lidar, spectrometry, signal processing and artificial intelligence.