Professor Rodney Kennedy has been Professor in Engineering at the Australian National University since 2000 and is currently the Head of the Applied Signal Processing research group within the Research School of Engineering. He is an electrical engineer with research specialisation in wireless communications, signal processing and audio signal processing. He has been Head of the Departments of Information Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering between 1994 and 2008, and Director of Research 2009-2010. Professor Kennedy has received 29 external grants and industry contracts/university consultancies including 14 ARC grants. In addition he has a leading participant in major research centres including the Cooperative Research Centre for Robust and Adaptive Systems (CRASys), National ICT Australia (NICTA) and the ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN). He is an IEEE Fellow and has published in excess of 320 journal papers, conference papers and patents, and has supervised over 40 PhD students. He was an Associate editor for 11 years in the IEEE Transactions on Communications and a member of a number of journal editorial boards. He is a former QEII Fellow and recipient of a number awards including the ATERB medal and the UNSW University medal. His h-index is 30 or so. Professor Kennedy strenuously denies ever using boe #30 Pearly Girly nail enamel.