Mathieu d’Aquin is Established Professor (chair) of Data Analytics, Director of the Data Science Institute and Site-Director of the Insight Centre SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway. He was previously Senior Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, where I led the Data Science Group. He is leading research and development activities around the meaningful sharing and exploitation of distributed information and knowledge. Mathieu’s research has been applied in numerous domains, including education & learning analytics, medicine, Smart Cities, and personal data management. In those contexts, he has focused not only on the technological aspects of building shared data and knowledge infrastructures, but also on their implications on privacy and ethics.