Riccardo Poli is a full professor of Computer Science, the director of postgraduate research studies and the coordinator of the Brain Computer Interfaces and Neural Engineering Lab at Essex. He is a biomedical engineer and an expert in computational intelligence. He has co-authored 320+ refereed publications (60+ in bioengineering). He has been chair, tutorial speaker, keynote speaker and programme committee member of 80+ international conferences. He was an advisory board member and associate editor for four international journals. He received funding for approximately Euro 5M in his career. He has 20,000+ citations and an H-index of 54 in Google Scholar.