Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan is Director of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Control and Monitoring Systems Engineering. His primary area of research is in the field of signal and information processing, dynamic and spatio-temporal modelling, intelligent health monitoring and fault detection with applications in aerospace and biomedicine. His multi-disciplinary research is funded by the UK research councils, EU, InnovateUK and Industry with more than £25M in grants. He has published more than 200 papers and was awarded the PNAS Cozzarelli Prize (2012). His research in manufacturing is focused on data analytics and informatics for process design, monitoring and prediction for additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. He advances model-based signal processing and machine learning algorithms for in-process monitoring from spatial and temporal sensor data such as thermal imaging and acoustic emissions data.