Volker Markl is both Chief Scientist and Head of the Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data Research Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). In addition, Dr. Markl is the director of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), which was founded through the merger of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) and the Berlin Center for Machine Learning (BZML). At the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) he is Full Professor and Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management Group (DIMA).

His current research interests include novel hardware architectures for information management, scalable processing and optimization of declarative data analysis programs, data infrastructures, end-to-end machine learning, information marketplaces, technological enablers for responsible data management, and scalable data science, including graph mining, text mining, and machine learning.

ACM Fellow in 2020