Professor Tiwari is Professor of Manufacturing Infomatics and attained his PhD degree from Cranfield University in Evolutionary Computing Techniques for Handling Variable Interaction in Engineering Design Optimisation. His PhD research was carried out as part of an EPSRC project and was successfully completed in 2001 within the two-year duration of the project. Prior to this, he successfully attained his MSc degree in Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems (Commonwealth Scholarship) from Cranfield University in 1999. He obtained the award for Best MSc Student in Manufacturing. In 1998, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kanpur, which is one of the best engineering universities in India. He was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for his achievements in the course. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded the PGCert in Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education in 2006.