Farshid is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Adaptive Systems, at the School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire. He has successfully undertaken research in assistive and rehabilitation robotics since 1999, and has been involved in both the “GENTLE/S — the use of robots and haptic interfaces to assist in neuro‐rehabilitation following a stroke” [QLRT‐1999‐02282] and “I‐MATCH — matching an optimum interface to an assistive device used by a user of assistive technology” [IST‐2002‐37280] EU funded projects. These focused on both user and control aspects of rehabilitation and assistive robotics. He is a member of the IET (UK) and an active member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology, Robotics & Automation, and Systems, Man & Cybernetics societies. Farshid is currently involved in ACCOMPANY(FP7 Strep), SCRIPT (FP7 Strep), CORBYS (FP7 IP) and Trustworthy Robotic Assistants (TRA, EPSRC) projects.