Bart M. P. Jansen received an MSc in Applied Computing Science from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) in 2009. He received a PhD from the same university in 2013. After working for one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, he returned to the Netherlands for an assistant professor position at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is funded by a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). In June 2014, Bart was awarded the Christiaan Huygens Prize in ICT. His research interests mainly concern parameterized (graph) algorithmics, with a special focus on kernelization.