Matthias Rehm received his Diploma and Doctoral degrees (with honors) in 1998 and 2001 respectively from Bielefeld University in Germany. In 2008, he successfully completed his habilitation process in Informatics at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He is the head of the Human Machine Interaction group at the Dept. of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology and the director of the cross-departmental Human Robot Interaction lab at the Technical Faculty of IT and Design at Aalborg University. His research is focused on modeling social, affective and cultural aspects of everyday behavior for intuitive human machine interactions. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications in the area of robotics, HCI, technology enhance learning, multimodal interaction, and culture aware technology. In 2010, he became founding and steering group member of Aalborg University’s cross-departmental robotics program Aalborg U Robotics (http://robotics.aau.dk). In 2014 he co-founded an international, Canadian-based startup that is actively pushing the limits in smart learning technologies. In 2015, he was elected vice president for the International Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (http://aslerd.org).