Iñaki Goirizela is currently serving as president of the University of the Basque Country. He is a professor in the Data Communication Department at the School of Engineering, University of the Basque Country. A native of Bilbao, he did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of the Basque Country. He worked for Stanford Research Institute (1983-85) as an international fellow, for LABEIN research laboratory (1986) and he was also a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab. In 1987 he started his own company dedicated to industrial applications of image processing techniques. He was vice president for university enterprise relations of the University of the Basque Country from 1998 to 2000. His research interest is the development of advanced information technology, focusing on electronic voting technology.