Norman joined the QuintilesIMS’s Real-World Insights team in August 2017, after serving as Senior Lecturer, Lecturer @ Department of Computer Science and Senior Research Fellow @the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing ( CVSSP), University of Surrey. Norman holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Information Fusion from IDIAP research institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He is passionate about machine learning with applications to biometric person recognition, healthcare, forensics, and other practical data intensive areas, where he published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, including 5 best paper awards (AVBPA’05, ICB’09, HSI 2010, ICPR 2010 and Pattern Recognition Journal 2006). He held two personal fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation, was the Researcher of the Year 2011, University of Surrey, and the principal investigator of the New Investigator Research Grant awarded by Medical Research Council UK. His projectExo-brain won several prizes in ICC2013. He is an Associate Editor of IET Biometrics Journal, an IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional and trainer, a member of IEEE and IAPR, and a member of the Education Committee of the IEEE Biometric Council.