Dr. G. Rigatos, obtained a diploma (1995) and a Ph.D. (2000) both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. In 2001 he was a post doctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systemes Aleatoires IRISA, in Rennes France. Since 2002 he holds a Researcher position (currently Grade Α Research Director) at the Industrial Systems Institute (Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology), on the topic of Modelling and Control of Industrial Systems. In 2007 he was an invited professor (maitre des conferences) at Universite Paris XI (Institut d Electronique Fondamentale). In 2012 he held a Lecturer Position at the Department of Engineering, of Harper-Adams University College, in Shropshire, UK on the topic of Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence. He has been also an adjunct professor in Greek Universities where he has taught courses on systems and control theory. His research interests include the areas of computational intelligence and adaptive systems, mechatronics, robotics and control, optimization and fault diagnosis. He holds an Editor position in accredited international journals, he is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Member and CEng of IET and also a member of IMACS. Since June 2016, he holds a four-year visiting Professor position at the University of Salerno, Italy. Moreover, since November 2016 he holds a three-year visiting Professor position at the University of Northumbria, UK