Virginia Dignum is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology. She got her PhD in 2004. Her research focuses on agent based models of organizations, and the interaction between people and intelligent systems and teams. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO. She is involved in several projects, has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, yielding a h-index of 25. She is vice-chair of the Benelux AI Association and co-chair of the ECAI conference in 2016.