Ziawasch Abedjan is university professor and head of the group 'Databases and Information Systems' at the Leibniz University of Hanover. He is affiliated with the competence centers L3S and BIFOLD. Ziawasch Abedjan studied and received his doctorate at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Afterwards he worked as a postdoc at MIT for two years. Before moving to Leibniz University Hanover, he was an assistant professor at TU Berlin and senior researcher at DFKI. His research is concerned with AI-based methods for efficient data integration and data preprocessing for data science and data analytics applications.