Anton Akusok received a B.Sc. degree in Information Technology from Moscow State Mining University in Russia, and then continued his education in the Aalto University in Finland from where he graduated as a M.Sc. in Technology with a major in Machine Learning and Neural Networks. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in United States at the University of Iowa in 2016, with a focus on Big Data processing with fast Neural Networks called Extreme Learning Machines. Anton is currently a researcher and a teacher for master-level continuous education students at Arcada University. His research includes accelerated and Big Data analytics with Extreme Learning Machines, image analysis and understanding, behaviour profiling for anomaly detection, missing values estimation, visualisation and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 27 journal and conference papers, currently has 225 citations and an h-index of 6.