Daniel Coca received the MEng degree in Electrical Engineering from Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, in 1993 and the PhD degree in Control Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1997. Between 1997-2002 he was Research Fellow in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield. From 2002 to 2004 he was University Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool. In 2004 he rejoined the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering first as a lecturer and since January 2011 as Full Professor. He is currently serving as Head of Department and Director of the Centre of Complex Systems and Signal Processing. His research interests include modelling, analysis, and control of complex systems, inverse problems, mathematical theory of neural computation and signal processing. Application areas include stem cell biology, stem cell manufacturing, brain modelling, urban sensing and automation, infrastructure systems.