Rachid Malti was born in Nis, Serbia in 1972. He graduated from INELEC, Université de Boumerdès, Algeria in 1994. Then, he defended the M.Sc and the Ph.D degrees in 1996 and 1999 in automatic control from INPL, Nancy, France. He held a position of Associate Professor at Université Paris 12 from 1999 to 2004 and then at Université de Bordeaux from 2004 to 2014. He received the ``Accreditation to supervise/conduct research (HDR)'' in 2012. Since september 2014, he is holding a position of full Professor in automatic control, electrical engineering, and computer engineering at Université de Bordeaux. He is a member of the IFAC Technical Committee 1.1 ``Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing'' and vice-chair of the steering committee of the International Conference of Fractional Differentiation and its applications to be held every even year (2014 in Catania, Italy, 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia). He has been also a member of International Program Committees of about 10 conferences. He has several contributions in the field of fractional differentiation and its applications in automatic control and system identification. He is also developing, with his colleagues, the object oriented CRONE toolbox for fractional systems available at http://cronetoolbox.ims-bordeaux.fr. Since July 2013, he is the head of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (about 340 students, more than 30 permanent assistant, associated, and full professors) of Bordeaux Institue of Technologie.