Giovanni Montana received a Ph.D. in Computational Statistics from the Department of Statistics of Warwick University in 2003 and then held a post-doctoral position at the University of Chicago. In 2005, after a short stint in industry working as a research statistician for Bristol-Myers Squibb, in Princeton, he returned to the UK to join the faculty of Imperial College London as GlaxoSmithKline Lecturer of Statistics in the Mathematics Department. There, he led a statistical learning group with a focus on high-dimensional data analysis and applications in bioinformatics and medical imaging. In 2013, shortly after being promoted to Reader, Giovanni joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at King's College London as Chair in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and continued to develop statistical and machine/deep learning algorithms for a number of large-scale applied problems in genomics, computer vision, and text analytics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Chair of the Statistical Computing Section of the Royal Statistical Society and a Chartered Statistician. Giovanni returned to Warwick and joined WMG in November 2017 as Professor of Data Science where he leads the Data Science Group and co-leads the Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence. He is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and holds a Visiting Professor position in Biomedical Engineering at King's College London.