Eyke Hüllermeier was born in 1969. He holds MSc degrees in mathematics and business informatics, both from the University of Paderborn (Germany). From the Computer Science Department of the same university he obtained his PhD in 1997 and a Habilitation degree in 2002. He worked as a researcher and teaching assistant in the fields of computer science (artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems) and statistics at the University of Paderborn and the University of Dortmund. From 1998 to 2000, he spend two years as a Marie Curie fellow at the IRIT -- Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse. Prior to joining the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Marburg University as a full professor, he held a position as an associate professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (2004-2006) and as a Juniorprofessor in Marburg (2002-2004).