Omar Farooq received his BSc Engineering and MSc Engineering degrees form Z H College of Engineering and Technology AMU in 1991 and 1993 respectively. He joined Department of Electronics Engineering, AMU Aligarh as Lecturer in 1992 and is currently working as a Professor. He was awarded Commonwealth Scholar from 1999-2002 towards PhD at Loughborough University, UK and one year UKIERI postdoctoral fellowship in 2007-08. His broad area of research interest is signal processing with specialization in speech recognition. Currently he is working in the area of biomedical signal processing on three collaborative research projects. He has authored/coauthored over 180 papers in refereed academic journals & conference proceedings and steered 5 researchers to PhD graduation. He is a Fellow, Acoustical Society of India (ASI) and Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer (IETE), India. He is also a Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE, USA).