Georgios B. Giannakis received his Diploma in Electrical Engr. from the Ntl. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece, 1981. From 1982 to 1986 he was with the Univ. of Southern California (USC), where he received his MSc. in Electrical Engineering, 1983, MSc. in Mathematics, 1986, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engr., 1986. He was a faculty member with the University of Virginia from 1987 to 1998, and since 1999 he has been a professor with the Univ. of Minnesota, where he holds an ADC Endowed Chair, a University of Minnesota McKnight Presidential Chair in ECE, and serves as director of the Digital Technology Center. His general interests span the areas of statistical learning, communications, and networking - subjects on which he has published more than 450 journal papers, 750 conference papers, 25 book chapters, two edited books and two research monographs. Current research focuses on Data Science, and Network Science with applications to the Internet of Things, and power networks with renewables. He is the (co-) inventor of 33 patents issued, and the (co-) recipient of 9 best journal paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing (SP) and Communications Societies, including the G. Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications. He also received the IEEE-SPS Nobert Wiener Society Award (2019); Technical Achievement Awards from the SP Society (2000) and from EURASIP (2005); the IEEE ComSoc Education Award (2019); the G. W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research from the University of Minnesota, and the IEEE Fourier Technical Field Award (inaugural recipient in 2015). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2019), the IEEE (1997) and EURASIP, and has served the IEEE in a number of posts, including that of a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE-SPS.