Bertram Ludäscher is a professor at the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At the iSchool, he directs the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). He is also a faculty affiliate with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Department of Computer Science. From 2004 to 2014 he was a tenured professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His research interests range from scientific data and workflow management, to knowledge representation and reasoning. His current focus includes foundations of provenance and applications, e.g., for automated data quality control and data curation. Until 2004 Ludäscher was a research scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and an adjunct faculty at the CSE Department at UC San Diego. He received his M.S. (Dipl.-Inform.) in computer science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (K.I.T.) and his PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany.