Thilo Stadelmann is professor of artificial intelligence and machine learning at the ZHAW School of Engineering in Winterthur, director of the ZHAW Centre for Artificial Intelligence and head of its Computer Vision, Perception and Cognition Group. A computer scientist by training, he received his doctor of science degree from Marburg University in 2010, where he worked on multimedia analysis and voice recognition. Thilo worked in engineering and leadership roles in the automotive industry for 3 years prior to switching back to academia. His current research focuses on robust deep learning to solve diverse pattern recognition tasks such as face recognition, document analysis or automatic quality control in manufacturing. He is co-founder and board member of Switzerland’s largest innovation network, the data innovation alliance, and of the ZHAW Datalab, one of Europe’s first dedicated research hubs for data science; his book "Applied Data Science - Lessons Learned for the Data-driven Business" was published 2019 by Springer.