Miroslaw Bober is Professor of Video Processing in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, UK. From 1997 to 2011, he was the General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric R&D Center Europe (MERCE-UK) and the Head of Research for its Visual and Sensing Division. Miroslaw received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland in 1990. Subsequently he received the M.Sc. with distinction in Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence (1991) and the Ph.D. in 1995, both from the University of Surrey. Miroslaw has been actively involved in the development of visual analysis tools in MPEG, chairing the work of MPEG-7 Visual group and recently the work on Compact Descriptors for Visual Search. He developed shape description and image and video signature technologies which are now a part of the ISO standards. Miroslaw is an inventor of over 70 US patents and several of his inventions are deployed in consumer and professional products. His publication record includes over 60 refereed publications and three books and book chapters. His research interests include image and video processing and analysis, computer vision and machine learning.