Prof. Dr. Norbert Siegmund holds the Chair of Software Systems at Leipzig University, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2012 from the University of Magdeburg with distinction. Prof. Siegmund’s research focuses on configurable software systems, optimization, sampling and machine learning, as well as empirical methods and software engineering for AI-enabled software systems. He is the author or co-author of over one sixty peer-reviewed scientific publications and serves regularly in program committees of top-ranked international conferences. His work has received one Best Paper Awards (SPLC’11), one ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards (ICSE’15), as well as awards by the Karin-Witte Foundation and the State of Thuringia for Open-Source development. Prof. Siegmund has further gained several teaching awards for his interactive and novel teaching concepts.