Professor Alberto Avolio is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in The Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has acquired international recognition in the field of cardiovascular haemodynamics. He has taught in the fields of cardiovascular dynamics and in the broad area of engineering in medicine and biology. Current research areas include pulsatile relationships between blood pressure and flow, characterization of pressure-dependent indices of vascular function, cellular and molecular mechanisms of arterial stiffness, pulse wave analysis and non-invasive estimation of central aortic pressure, retinal vascular function and non-invasive assessment of cerebral dynamics, cerebral aneurysms, cardiovascular modelling and biological signal processing. He is on the editorial board of journals of cardiovascular research and hypertension (Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, Artery Research, Current Hypertension Reviews, Advanced Biomedical Engineering, Pulse) He has over 250 publications including a book, book chapters and peer reviewed articles. He has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering and has recently (2015-2017) held the position of President of the society Pulse of Asia.