Marina L. Gavrilova is a Full Professor, an Order of the University of Calgary inductee and a head of the Biometric Technologies and SPARKS Laboratories in the Faculty of Science. Her publications include over 250 refereed articles, edited special issues, books and book chapters in the areas of machine learning, information fusion, data mining and cybersecurity. She serves as a Founding Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Computational Science Journal, Springer and an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Human, Inderscience. As a globally renown award-winning researcher and educator, Dr. Gavrilova has given over 50 keynotes and invited lectures at major scientific gatherings worldwide, including Stanford University, Purdue University, Fordham University, Microsoft Research USA, Oxford University UK, Samsung Research South Korea and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Gavrilova is a passionate advocate of equity, diversity and inclusion in academia, industry and society.