Dr. James works on brain-inspired circuits, algorithms, and systems, and has a Ph.D. (2 years) from Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University. He is currently the Chair of Electrical Engineering Department and leads the Bioinspired Microelectronics Systems Lab, and chair of the faculty senate at Nazarbayev University. He is actively engaged in research commercialization and startups. He has experience of managing industry projects in board design and pattern recognition circuits, data and business analytics consulting for IT and semiconductor industry. He has been an IEEE Section Chapter Chair of Circuits and Systems Society and Exec. Member of IET Vision and Imaging Network. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and is a reviewer for 20+ international prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICECS, TCAS, TVLSI, TCAD, TCyb, TEC, TIP, etc. He was an editorial member of Information Fusion, Elsevier; is an Associate Editor of HCIS, Springer. His research is focused on brain-inspired circuits and systems. He is an IEEE Senior Member.