Ziawasch Abedjan is a Full Professor and chairs the „Databases and Information Systems“ group at Leibniz Universität Hannover. He received his Ph.D. from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, and spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at MIT. Before he came to Hannover, Ziawasch Abedjan was a Junior Professor at the TU Berlin and senior researcher at DFKI. His research focuses on automating data integration and data preparation steps for data science and data analytics applications. His research is supported by additional funding from the DFG and the Federal Ministry for Research and Education.