Richard Wheeler is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning who did his post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on symbolic knowledge based systems including case-based reasoning, and fuzzy and chaotic systems design. He has worked for the World Health Organisation in Geneva, The University of Edinburgh (both as a researcher and as the Head of Commercialisation for the School of Informatics), and was a research manager at Starlab Brussels. He joins SAAM on behalf of BILSP as a primary technology architect, and to apply his skills in business development to ensuring that SAAM reaches as many users as possible. His on-going research interests in SAAM include ambient intelligence as applied to functionalizing social services and support, and large-scale embedding of sensors and intelligence in the urban fabric. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is also active in renewable energy and smart mobility as the European Projects Manager of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance headquartered in Graz, Austria.