Max Little is a leading expert in statistical machine learning for signal processing. His background is in applied mathematics and computer science. Most of his applied work is in biomedical engineering, in particular algorithms for digital health using wearable devices and smartphones.

He began his career writing software, signal processing algorithms and music for video games, then moved on by way of a degree in mathematics to the University of Oxford. After postdoc positions in Oxford and co-founding a web-based image search business, he won a Wellcome Trust fellowship at MIT to follow up on his doctoral research work in biomedical signal processing, where he was selected as a TED Fellow.

Max is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.