Prof. Dr. Iris Lorscheid is the Vice-Rector of Research and head of the Digital Business and Data Science Program in Hamburg. She holds diploma degrees in Computer Science and Administrative Science, as well as a doctorate summa cum laude in Computer Science from the Hamburg University of Technology. Her dissertation was awarded as best dissertation by the Hamburg Volksbank Foundation in 2014. Prof. Lorscheid is an elected member of the management board of the European Social Simulation Association and part of the Scientific Advisory Board for the project Artificial Intelligence for Assessment, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. She is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation and reviewer in various established international scientific journals. Professor Lorscheid is an expert in the field of Data Science and Agent-based Simulation with a focus on the analysis of social systems and data-based theory-development.