Bio: Marley M. B. R. Vellasco received the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University College London (UCL).,She is currently the Head of the Computational Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory (LIRA), PUC-Rio. She is the author of four books and more than 400 scientific papers in the area of soft computing and machine learning. She has supervised more than 35 Ph.D. Thesis and 85 M.Sc. Dissertations. Her research interests include computational intelligence methods and applications, including neural networks, fuzzy logic, hybrid intelligent systems (neuro-fuzzy, neuro-evolutionary and fuzzy-evolutionary models), robotics and intelligent agents, applied to decision support systems, pattern classification, time-series forecasting, and control, optimization, and data mining.