MSc in Information Systems, University of Amsterdam; PhD, Open University, UK. Formerly: Institute of Management Information Studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney; with Boston Consulting Group, London; Assistant Professor, Institute of Informatics, University of Amsterdam; Visiting Professor, Stanford University. Currently, Professor of Computer Science, University of Twente's Human Media Interaction group; Director of the DesignLab University of Twente; Member supervisory board, Open University. Multiple advisory and academic steering board positions in IT and Robotics. Author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction. Editor, International Journal of Social Robotics; Associate Editor, Human-Robot Interaction Journal. Interviewed on national TV, radio, newspapers, magazines. Research interests focus on Social Robotics: interaction with intelligent and autonomous systems such as robots and cars as well as cultural aspects of human-computer interaction. Recipient of honours and awards.