Dr. Dutta is a Professor and Researcher with sustained international recognition who has risen to the top of his field of endeavor, that being in cybernetics and systems medicine. Dr. Dutta joined the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor, a tenure-track position, in August 2016 and now serves with concurrent appointments at Electrical and Computer Engineering, the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (IASE), Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. Dutta is one of a handful of experts currently leading the international community in the control of infectious diseases. Dr. Dutta is the recipient of the AI 2000 most influential scholar award in recognition of outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field. Dr. Dutta has established a long career of research and professorship in cybernetics and biomedical engineering. He attained an Erasmus Mundus Master of Science with distinction from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in 2007, where his thesis received the Informatics Prize for Outstanding Thesis. He also obtained a European Masters in Life Science Informatics with final marks of 110/110 from the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Trento in 2007. He attained his Ph.D. in Electromechanical Engineering at Ghent University and as a junior member of Wolfson College Cambridge in 2014. Dr. Dutta then moved on to a PostdoctoralResearch Associate position in the Coordinated Science Laboratorywithin the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Interrelated to Dr. Dutta’s development of his cyborg insect is his establishment of a multi- disciplinary research laboratoryat UConn that engages the intersection of engineering with biology. Dr. Dutta’s use of control theory, deep learning, and optimization techniques to understand and regulate infectious diseases and complex disorders open new possibilities where pharmacological techniques fail. His work on modeling and control of COVID-19 at population and pathogenic levels have resulted in corresponding publications in Nature Portfolio. Dr. Dutta’s work on Cyborgs is singularly remarkable in the coverage and acclaim it has received from both his peers and by mainstream media. He has numerous journal publications and peer reviewed conference proceedings to his credit and has delivered several invited talks at prestigious venues. He hasserved as a reviewer on innumerable occasions on behalf of grant funding agencies, conferences, and academic journals in the profession.