Professor Sridha Sridharan has a BSc (Electrical Engineering) degree and obtained a MSc (Communication Engineering) degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK and a PhD degree in the area of Signal Processing from University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - IEEE (USA). He is currently with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he is a full Professor in the School Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Sridharan is the Leader of the Research Program in Speech, Audio, Image and Video Technologies(SAIVT) at QUT. He has published over 300 papers consisting of publications in journals and in refereed international conferences in the areas of Image and Speech technologies during the period 1990-2012.