Daniela Giordano is full Professor of Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Catania, Italy, where she is also the Director of the MS Program in Computer Engineering. She holds a Laurea in Electronics Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy (1990) and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (1998). She has been involved as principal investigator or as leader of the local research unit in several international interdisciplinary projects ranging in the fields of bio-medical informatics, intelligent information systems and automated image and video processing, establishing fruitful scientific collaborations, most notably within the Neurosciences, Dentistry and Life Science domains. She has been one of the founding members of the Interdisciplinary research center "Neurohumanities Studies" (http://www.neurohumanitiestudies.eu). Topics of her research include: Pattern recognition and knowedge discovery from large scale, heterogeneous data, biosignal processing (EEG, eye-tracking data), computer vision, deep learning, multimodal adaptive interaction, social robots for assistive/rehabilitation activities, cognitive computing in medical systems. She is a member of the IEEE EMBS, the IEEE SMC and the IEEE Computer societies.