Paul Patras is a Reader (Associate Professor) and Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he leads the Mobile Intelligence Lab and the Internet of Things (IoT) Research Programme. He received a Ph.D. in Telematics Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid and is the first alumnus of the IMDEA Networks Institute. He held visiting research positions at the University of Brescia, Northeastern University, Technical University Darmstadt, and Rice University. Dr Patras is among the first to demonstrate how to tailor deep learning to the mobile networking domain and he is advising the International Telecommunications Union's Focus Group on Machine Learning for Future Networks including 5G. His research bridges the gap between fundamental mathematical models and real-world applications of networked systems, focusing on problems related to artificial intelligence in mobile networks, performance optimisation, security and privacy.