Yves Rybarczyk holds a Ph.D. in robotics from the University of Evry, France. His teaching and research activities focus on artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction. He was an Assistant Professor at the Nova University of Lisbon between 2007 and 2015. Then, he moved to South America where he held the position of Associate Professor and Head of the Intelligent & Interactive Systems Lab at the Universidad de Las Américas, until 2019. Currently, he is a Full Professor and Director of the doctoral programme in microdata analysis at the Dalarna University, Sweden. He has participated in several projects on the modeling and development of complex and interactive systems. He is the author of over 90 scientific publications. Prof. Rybarczyk is a member of the steering committee of the International Summer Workshops on Multimodal Interfaces and an associate editor for the journal IEEE Latin America Transactions.