John Daugman received his degrees at Harvard University and then taught at Harvard before coming to Cambridge University, where he is Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He has held the Johann Bernoulli Chair of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Groningen, and the Toshiba Endowed Chair at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His areas of research and teaching at Cambridge include computer vision, information theory, neuro computing and statistical pattern recognition. Awards for his work in science and technology include the Information Technology Award and Medal of the British Computer Society, the "Time 100" Innovators Award, and the OBE, Order of the British Empire. He has been elected to Fellowships of: the Royal Academy of Engineering; the US National Academy of Inventors; the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications; the International Association for Pattern Recognition; and the British Computer Society. He was one of three finalists for the European Inventor of the Year Award, and he has been inducted into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is the founder and benefactor of the Cambridge Chrysalis Trust.