Man-Wai Mak received a BEng(Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering from Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1989 and a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Northumbria at Newcastle (now Northumbria University) in 1993. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1993, and presently is an Associate Professor. Dr. Mak has taught courses in speech processing, human computer interaction, neural computation, software engineering, objected-oriented design and programming, database systems, and distributed systems and cloud computing. He has authored more than 160 technical articles in speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics, and served as a guest editor of international journals. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Advances in Artificial Neural Systems, and Conference Papers in Biology. Dr. Mak is also a co-author of the postgraduate textbook “Biometric Authentication: A Machine Learning Approach, Prentice Hall, 2005.” and "Machine Learning for Protein Subcellular Localization Prediction, De Gruyter, 2015". He has received two Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Awards. He is also experience in software design and implementation, and he has provided consultancy services to companies in Hong Kong. Since 1995, Dr. Mak has been an Executive Committee member of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter in 2003-2005. He also served as a member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee in 2005-2007 and a member of Technical Committee Member, IEEE Computation Intelligence Society, Intelligent Systems Applications in 2008. Dr. Mak has served as a Program Committee member of a number of international conferences, including MLSP'06–2010, BIBE'07, PCM'07 (Track Co-Chair), ICMLC'20007–2011, APSIPA'09–2011, ISCSLP'08-14, Area Chair of Interspeech'2014, Steering Committee member of ISCSLP, ISCSLP16, etc. Dr. Mak's research interests include speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics.