Hocine Cherifi has been Professor of Computer Science at the University of Burgundy, France, since 1999. Prior to moving to Dijon, he held faculty positions at Rouen University and Jean Monnet University, in the disciplines of Signal Processing and Mathematics. He has held visiting positions at Yonsei, Korea, University of Western Australia, Australia, National Pintung University, Taiwan, and Galatasaray University, Turkey. He has been elected to a variety of leadership positions in the French Classification Society. He has been an Associate Editor of a variety of image processing and computer vision journals. More recently, he joined the editorial board of the Computational Social Networks Journal published by Springer. He received a PhD in Signal Processing from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France in 1984. His research focuses on the fields of computer vision and complex networks.