Michael Wooldridge is the Head of Department and Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at Hertford College. He joined Oxford on 1 June 2012; before this he was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. In October 2011, he was awarded a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant, entitled "Reasoning About Computational Economies" (RACE). He is an ACM Fellow, a AAAI Fellow, a EURAI Fellow, an AISB Fellow, a BCS Fellow, and a member of Academia Europaea. In 2006, he was the recipient of the ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award. In 1997, he founded AgentLink, the EC-funded European Network of Excellence in the area of agent-based computing. In 2015, he was elected President of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) for a two year period. He was program chair for the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2010), held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August 2010. He was Conference Chair for the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 2015.