Fionn Murtagh holds BA, BAI, MSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science and Statistics from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Université P&M Curie, Paris 6, France. He has authored or edited 24 books, and published more than 140 journal papers and more than 150 conference papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. He is former President of the Classification Society (previously the Classification Society of North America), and also of the British Classification Society, which celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2014. Fionn's research is in data science, digital content analytics and computational science. One current theme of his research is towards Computational Psychoanalysis. This includes, on the one hand, providing the support of computational and cognitive sciences for clinical psychoanalysis, and for application domains that include creative activities and also forensics. On the other hand, a research objective is to understand the tremendous computational power of the human subconscious, resulting in both emotion and decision making, with consequences for all human actions and activities.