Miguel F. Acevedo has a vast interdisciplinary experience, especially at the interface of science and engineering. He has served the University of North Texas (UNT) since 1992 in the Department of Geography, the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences of the biology department, and in the electrical engineering department. He obtained his PhD degree in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley (1980) and master degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley (ME, 1978) and the University of Texas at Austin (MS, 1972). Prior to UNT, he was at the Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, where he taught in the School of Systems Engineering, the graduate program in Tropical Ecology, and the Center for Simulation and Modeling (CESIMO). He has served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on many review panels of the U.S. National Science Foundation. He has received numerous research grants and written several books as well as many journal articles, book chapters, and proceedings articles. UNT has recognized him with the Regents Professor rank, the Citation for Distinguished Service to International Education, and the Regent’s Faculty Lectureship.