Dr Rahat Iqbal is a Senior Academic, Director and Inventor with 18 years’ experience in industrial and academic roles. He is the Director of Big Data and IoT Research Group in the Institute for Future Transport and Cities (IFTC). His main research interest lies in Big Data Analytics, Computer Vision, AI and IoT. He has a track record of project management and leadership of industrial projects funded by EPSRC, TSB, ERDF and local industries (e.g. Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Trinity Expert Systems Ltd). He was involved in the project management and development of the EU FP7 project CHIL (Computers in Human Interaction Loop) at the Technical University of Eindhoven , Netherlands. Recently, he has successfully led a project in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover on self-learning car for predicting driver’s behaviour for personalisation of telematics and optimisation of route planning. He has managed many industrial projects, in Intelligent Systems, Predictive Modelling, User Behaviour, Information Retrieval and Fault Detection. He has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and reputable conferences and workshops. Dr Iqbal is on the programme committee of several international conferences and workshops. He is also a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr Iqbal has also edited several special issues of international journals within the field of Information Retrieval and User Supportive systems.