Damian Borth is Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. Formerly, he was Director of the Deep Learning Competence Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern, the Principle Investigator of the NVIDIA AI Lab at the DFKI. Damian‘s research focuses on large-scale multimedia opinion mining applying machine learning and in particular deep learning to mine insights from online media streams. Damian currently serves as a member of the steering group at the VolkswagenStiftung, the review committee at the Baden-Wurttemberg Stiftung, the assessment committee for the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB) and several other steering- and program committees of international conferences and workshops. Damian did his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley. He received his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). During that time, Damian stayed as a visiting researcher at the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab at Columbia University.