Born in Cambridge, UK, Andrew Alexander Vekinis received his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London in 2009, and was awarded his M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London in the fall of 2010. Immediately afterwards, Andrew began working on his Ph.D at the University of Cambridge in the Whittle Laboratory, a world-class research group specializing in turbomachinery. Andrew’s work, funded by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., was computational and provided criteria, as well as guidelines, for the numerical convergence of simulations used by compressor designers. Andrew earned his Doctorate in February 2017. Then, after fulfilling his military obligations in Greece, Andrew started a Post-Doc in early 2019 within the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR Demokritos, where he developed algorithms to simulate atomic force microscopy measurements on artificially generated rough nano-surfaces so that the inaccuracies in such measurements can be understood in practice and predicted through the use of machine learning methods. Currently, Andrew’s Industrial Post-Doc, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, involves the collaboration of NCSR Demokritos and Intracom Defense Electronics, to develop AI Algorithms for Public Safety and Security.