Gerardo Simari is an assistant professor at Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahía Blanca, and an adjunct researcher at CONICET, Argentina. His research focuses on topics within AI and Databases, and reasoning under uncertainty. He received a PhD in computer science from University of Maryland College Park in 2010; after obtaining his doctoral degree, he obtained a postdoctoral researcher position in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford (UK), and secured a position as Senior Researcher in the same department. Simari was recently selected as one of IEEE Intelligent Systems "AI's Ten to Watch" for 2016, was awarded the Best Paper prize at the 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015), and the Best Student Paper prize at the 2009 International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP), and also received an honorable mention for the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning's Young Researcher Award 2011 for ongoing research in Probabilistic Logic. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), and is a former Fulford Junior Research Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford.