Floris Geerts holds a research professor position at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Before that, he held a senior research fellow position in the database group at the University of Edinburgh, and a postdoc position in the data mining group at the University of Helsinki. He received his PhD in 2001 at the University of Hasselt, Belgium. His research interests include the theory and practice of databases, the study of data quality, and more recently, the interaction between linear algebra and relational databases. He is co-author of the book “Foundations of Data Quality” published by Morgan and Claypool, received several best paper awards and was recipient of the 2015 Alberto O. Mendelzon Test of Time Award. He is an associate editor of ACM TODS, was general chair of EDBT/ICDT 2015 and PODS PC chair in 2017.