Dr. Emanuel Lacić is the Operations Area Manager of the Social Computing division at the Know-Center, Austria's leading research center for data-driven business and Big Data analytics. He received his PhD (with distinction) in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology and his M.Sc. as well as B.Sc. in Software Engineering and Information Systems from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb. He is a former Marshall Plan fellow and has been working as a visiting researcher at the Computer Science department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research is utilized in several industry and European-funded projects such as Learning Layers, AFEL or MoreGrasp. His main research interests are in the information retrieval field of recommender systems, with a specific focus on algorithmic accuracy, real-time performance, privacy, fairness and biases.