Joeran Beel is Assistant Professor in Intelligent Systems at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the ADAPT Centre. His research focuses on recommender systems (recommendations as-a-service and recommender-system evaluation) and related technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing. Joeran is further interested in the blockchain/cryptocurrencies, plagiarism detection, and information extraction in the fields of digital libraries, finance, tourism, transport, and healthcare. Joeran has published three books and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded various grants for research projects, patent applications, and prototype development as well as some business start-up funding. He is involved in the development of open-source projects such as Mr. DLib, Docear, JabRef, and Freeplane, some of which he initiated. Joeran founded two successful IT start-ups and received multiple awards and prizes for each. Joeran studied and researched in the USA (Berkeley), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Magdeburg & Konstanz), Cyprus (Nicosia) and England (Lancaster). He has an M.Sc. in Project Management, an M.Sc. in Business Information Systems and a PhD in Computer Science. Prior to Trinity College, Joeran worked as IT product manager in the tourism industry (Munich, Germany), and as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan.