Dr. Michael Emmerich is Associate Professor at LIACS, Leiden University, and leader of the Multicriteria Optimization and Decision Analysis research group. He was born in 1973 in Coesfeld (Germany) and received his doctorate in 2005 from Dortmund University (H.-P. Schwefel promoter). He carried out projects as a researcher at ICD e.V. (Germany), IST Lisbon, University of the Algarve (Portugal), ACCESS Material Science e.V. (Germany), and the FOM/AMOLF institute on Fundamental Science of Matter (Netherlands). He is known for pioneering work on model-assisted and indicator-based multiobjective optimization, and has edited 4 books, and co-authored more than 120 papers in multicriteria optimization algorithms and their application in computational chemistry and engineering.