Bernd Bischl holds the chair of Statistics and Data Science at the Department of Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and is a co-director of the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML), one of Germany’s national competence centers for Machine Learning (ML). He studied Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences in Hamburg, Edinburgh and Dortmund and obtained his Ph.D from Dortmund Technical University in 2013 with a thesis on “Model and Algorithm Selection in Statistical Learning and Optimization”. His research interests include AutoML, model selection, interpretable ML, as well as the development of statistical software. He is a member of ELLIS in general, and a faculty member of ELLIS Munich, an active developer of several R-packages, leads the mlr (Machine Learning in R) engineering group and is co-founder of the science platform OpenML for open and reproducible ML. Furthermore, he leads the Munich branch of the ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data & Application, i.e. a new type of research infrastructure to support businesses in Bavaria, especially in the SME sector.