Gabriele Kotsis is Full Professor in Computer Science and President of the ACM. She has received her PhD from the University of Vienna in 1995, honored with the Heinz Zemanek PhD award. After visiting professor positions at the Business Schools in Vienna and Copenhagen in 2001/2002, she joined Johannes Kepler University Linz as head of the Department of Telecooperation. Her scientific contributions include seminal work in the field of workload characterisation for parallel and distributed systems and in performance management of computer systems with a specific focus on ubiquitous computing environments and cooperative systems. In 2014, Kotsis has been recognized as ACM Distinguished Scientist for her scientific contributions. From 2003 to 2007 she was President of the Austrian Computer Society, from 2007 to 2015 Vice-Rector for Research at JKU. Gabriele has been JKU´s representative (2016-2018) and National Coordinator (since 2019) for Austria in the ASEA-UNINET academic research network.