Mario A. Nascimento is a Full Professor at (and since July/2014 serves as Chair of) the University of Alberta's Department of Computing Science. He earned his PhD in 1996, and before joining the University of Alberta in 1999, he was a researcher with the Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research and also an adjunct faculty member with the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas. In addition, Mario has been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore's School of Computing (Fall/2005), Aalborg University's Department of Computer Science (Winter/2006), LMU Munich (Fall/2013-Winter/2014) and also had an appointment as Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil (2013 and 2014). According to Google Scholar (as of July/2015) his publications have been cited 2,750+ times, earning him an H-index of 27. His main research interests lie in the areas of Spatio-Temporal Data Management and Data Management for Wireless Sensor Networks. Besides often serving as a program committee member for the main database conferences, and as (co-) chair of several workshops and symposia, Mario has also served as ACM SIGMOD's Information Director (2002-2005) and ACM SIGMOD Record's Editor-In-Chief (2005-2007). He is currently a member of the VLDB Journal's Editorial Board, the SSTD Endowment's Board of Directors, and has been a senior member of the ACM since 2007. Finally, he finds it amusing writing about himself in the third person.