Alex Pappachen James received his PhD degree from the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. He is internationally known for his contributions on memristive networks, neuromorphic computing and image processing. Currently, he is chairing the Electrical Engineering Department at Nazarbayev University. He is a mentor to several tech start-ups and co-founded companies in machine learning and computer vision hardware. He has been a founding chair for IEEE R10 Circuits and Systems Society Chapter and an executive board member of IET Vision and Imaging Network. He is the founding chair of IEEE Kazakhstan subsection, R8, and mentor to IEEE NU Student Branch. He was an editorial member of Information Fusion (2010–2015), Elsevier, and is an associate editor for HCIS (2015–present), Springer; IEEE Access (2017–present); IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (2017–present); and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems 1 (2018–present). He was a faculty senate chair of NU between 2016 and 2017. He received an award from the president of Kazakhstan for his services in the field of education in Kazakhstan in 2017. He is a senior member of IEEE, life member of ACM and senior fellow of HEA.