Stan Matwin is a professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, where he directs the Text Analysis and Machine Learning (TAMALE) lab. He is also a Foreign Professor at the Institute for Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI PAN) His research is in machine learning, data mining, and their applications, as well as in technological aspects of Electronic Commerce. Author and co-author of over 200 research papers, he has worked at universities in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Latin America, where in 1997 he held the UNESCO Distinguished Chair in Science and Sustainable Development. Former president of the Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence (CSCSI) and of the IFIP Working Group 12.2 (Machine Learning). Founding Director of the Graduate Certificate in Electronic Commerce at University of Ottawa. Founding Director of the Information Technology Cluster of the Ontario Research Centre for Electronic Commerce. Chair of the NSERC Grant Selection Committee for Computer Science and member of the Board of Directors of Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO). Recipient of a CITO Champion of Innovation Award. Programme Committee Chair and Area Chair for a number of international conferences in AI and Machine Learning. Member of the Editorial Boards of the Machine Learning Journal, Computational Intelligence Journal, and the Intelligent Data Analysis Journal. In 2010, Stan has received the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Society (CAIAC)