Alfred O. Hero III is the John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His primary appointment is in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and he also has appointments, by courtesy, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Statistics. He is currently on leave from the University of Michigan as a Program Director in the CISE Directorate at the National Science Foundation. He received the B.S. (summa cum laude) from Boston University (1980) and the Ph.D from Princeton University (1984), both in Electrical Engineering. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He helped launch the SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science and served as Section Editor until 2022. He has served as President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. Alfred Hero has received numerous awards for his research and service to the profession including several best paper awards, the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the 2015 Society Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the 2020 Fourier Award from the IEEE. He received the 2017 Stephen S. Attwood Excellence in Engineering Award and the 2018 H. Scott Fogler Award for Professional Leadership and Service from the University of Michigan. Alfred Hero’s recent research interests are in modeling high dimensional spatio-temporal data, multimodal data integration, statistical signal processing, and machine learning.Of particular interest are predictive mathematical models for the biological and physical sciences, social networks, network security and forensics, and personalized health and disease.