Alexander Felfernig is a full Professor of Applied Software Engineering at the Graz University of Technology. In his research he focuses on different aspects of the application of recommendation and configuration technologies in industrial environments. Alexander is a co-founder of ConfigWorks. He is author and co-author of more than 150 papers in international journals, conferences, and workshops. Furthermore, Alexander is a co-author of the book on "Recommender Systems – An Introduction" published by Cambridge University Press. For his research he received the Heinz Zemanek Award from the Austrian Computer Society in 2009.