Andrej Gams received his diploma degree and his Ph.D. in robotics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is currently a senior research associate at Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics at Jožef Stefan Institute and an assistant professor at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. He was a postdoctoral researcher with SCIEX NMS-CH fellowship at the Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland, and a visiting researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Japan. His research interests are at the intersection of humanoid and applicative industrial robotics, specifically in robot learning in general, learning by imitation, compliance and adaptation of robot motion and cooperative human-robot operation. He has authored or co-authored 20-some journal papers and over 100 conference papers. He is an associate editor for International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, where he has been also a guest editor, associate editor for Frontiers in Neurorobotics, and has been a member of several conference editorial boards, including ICRA, IROS and Humanoids. Dr. Gams received the ICRA CEB Best Reviewer Award at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, USA, Best Scientific Paper award at the 23rd International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, Smolenice, Slovakia (2014), Best Paper Research Award at the 19th International Workshop in the Alpe-Adria-Danube region in Budapest, Hungary (2010) and the Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Award for his Ph.D. dissertation in 2012.