Floris Geerts received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Hasselt (Belgium) in 2001. He has been postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki (Finland) and was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (UK) for seven years. He joined the University of Antwerp as Research Professor in 2011. His research interests include principles of data management, data quality and graph neural networks.