Pedro Furtado is Professor at University of Coimbra UC, Portugal, where he teaches courses in both Computer and Biomedical Engineering. He has more than 25 years experience in both teaching, doing research and supervising industry projects. He has a broad interest in computer science subjects, with the main focus being on data analysis, bigdata, pattern recognition and data management. Currently, Pedro focuses most of his research efforts in biomedical image analysis, pattern recognition and bigdata. Pedro has more than 200 papers published in international conferences and journals, books published and several research collaborations with both industry and academia. In the last years, Pedro has also spent time as visiting scholar in some of the most prestigious universities in the world, and collaborating with non-profit institutions. Besides a PhD in Computer Engineering from U. Coimbra (UC) (2000), Pedro Furtado also holds an MBA from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) (2004).