Carlos Soares received an undergraduate degree (licenciatura) in Systems Engineering and Informatics from Universidade do Minho, Portugal, an M.Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universidade do Porto, Portugal. After 15 years at the Faculty of Economics, he is now an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade do Porto, where he is now the subdirector of the Dep. of Informatics Engineering and the Director of the Ph.D. programme on Informatics Engineering. Carlos also teaches at PBS (Porto Business School, formerly EGP-UPBS) and he is a post-graduation supervisor at the Universidade de São Paulo. Carlos is a researcher at INESC TEC, focusing on metalearning/autoML but with a general interest in Machine Learning/Data Mining, Business Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation. He has participated in more than 20 national and international R&ID as well as consulting projects. His collaborations with companies include SMARKIO, Farfetch, InovRetail, WeDo, CreativeSystems, Bivolino, among others. Carlos has published/edited several books and more than 100 papers in journals and conferences, of which more than 50 are indexed by ISI. He has participated in the organization of several events, including KDD 2009 and ECML PKDD 2012 and he was one of the programme chairs for ECML PKDD 2015 and IDA 2016. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Informatics Engineering. In 2009, he was awarded the Scientific Merit and Excellence Award of the Portuguese AI Association.