Vit Novacek holds a PhD from the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway (now transformed into Insight @ NUI Galway). Apart of that, Vit has BSc and MSc degrees in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), and also BA degrees in political science and media studies, all from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Vit currently works as a Research Fellow and project leader at Insight @ NUI Galway, and is also a research affiliate with Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California. Vit’s current research focuses on AI techniques for describing and enabling knowledge emergence from unstructured or semi-structured content on the web. In that context, he looks into new semantic and knowledge discovery formalisms based on distributional semantics, multilinear algebra, graph theory and evolutionary computing. Vit has also been active in applying his research to industrial projects, primarily in the context of life sciences and Digital Humanities. Regarding research management, Vit’s primary responsibility is coordination of the research in a collaborative project between Insight @ NUI Galway and Fujitsu Laboratories in Ireland, UK and Japan. He also coordinates the ICT branch of the ISCA-Japan SFI project at NUI Galway. Vit has been the primary, sole or senior author of over 30 peer-reviewed international publications. He was plenary speaker at a premier national AI conference, invited panelist at IEEE’s CBMS (one of the top international conferences on computational medicine), and served on a number of program or organisation committees of international conferences and workshops. In 2009, Vit was a recipient of the 2nd prize in the Elsevier Grand Challenge competition aimed at knowledge enhancement in life sciences (beating teams from Stanford, CMU and 70 other high profile institutions from all over world, and bringing home $15,000 prize money). Vit has experience with teaching (as a private tutor as well as a high school and university lecturer) and is very keen on turning his knowledge and research experience into cutting-edge educational programmes. Last but not least, Vit has been instrumental in securing more than 3 million euros worth of funding to date (with about 600,000 euros from that funding allocated directly to NUI Galway and Vit’s research groups).