Claudio A. Perez received the B.S.(EE) (1980), the PE (EE) and the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering (1985) from Universidad de Chile. He was a Fulbright student at the Ohio State University where he obtained the Ph.D. (1991). In 1990 he was a Presidential Fellow and received a Graduate Student Alumni Research Award from O.S.U. In 1991 he received a Fellowship for Chilean scientists from Fundacion Andes. He is member of the IEEE/SMC, IEEE/CIS, Sigma-Xi, and OSU Alumni Association. He received funding from Fulbright Foundation through the Alumni Initiatives Award Program for Academic Interchange for research visits between U. of Chile and U.C., Berkeley (2002-2004). Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Chile. His research interests include face biometrics, man-machine interfaces and pattern recognition. He was the Chairman at the Electrical Engineering Department (08/2003-07/2006).