Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan is Director of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Control and Monitoring Systems Engineering. Visakan’s 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. He was awarded the PNAS Cozzarelli Prize (2012) and is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Systems Science. His research in manufacturing is focussed on data analytics and informatics for process design, monitoring and prediction for additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. He leads the X3 theme.