Dr. Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis is the Technical Lead on Data Protection and Privacy for IBM Watson Health. In this role, he is responsible for the design and integration of novel privacy-protection algorithms to the IBM Watson Platform for Health and the IBM Cloud, to support IBM customers’ privacy and utility. Aris received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Thessaly in 2009. His PhD dissertation was awarded the Certificate of Recognition and Honorable Mention in the 2009 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award. He has been a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics of Vanderbilt University (2009-2010), and a Research Scientist in IBM Research-Zurich (2010-2012) and in IBM Research-Ireland (2012-2016). His research interests are in the areas of databases, data mining, privacy-preserving data mining, privacy in trajectories and location-based services, privacy in medical data, and knowledge hiding. In these areas, he has given many seminars and two tutorials (ECML/PKDD 2011, SDM 2012), he has published more than 90 research works - including four Springer books, and he has applied for or being granted more than 25 patents. Aris is a regular reviewer in top-quality journals, as well as participates to the program committee of many prestigious conferences. He serves as an associate editor of the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) journal, the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS), the International Journal of Research & Development Innovation Strategy (IJRDIS), and the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO). Since 2014 he is an area editor for ACM Computing Reviews (CR) covering the Information Systems category. Aris is a Senior member of IEEE, a Professional member of ACM, SIAM and AAAS, and an at-large member of UPE and Sigma Xi.