Miguel A. Muñoz studied in Granada, Spain, where he received his Ph.D. in physics in 1994. He continued his postdoctoral training for about five years, working at IBM in Yorktown Heights, NY; the University of California, San Diego; Universitá di Roma 1 “La Sapienza,” Italy; and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. He has been at the University of Granada since 2010, where he is a full professor in physics. His research covers different aspects of statistical physics, stochastic processes, self-organized criticality, and nonlinear physics, ranging from theoretical issues to interdisciplinary applications in theoretical ecology, systems biology, and neuroscience. He presently serves as an editorial board member for Physical Review E.