Virginia Dignum is Associate professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. She got her PhD in 2004 at Utrecht University. 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 (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). She has organized many international conferences and workshops, including AAMAS2005 and ECAI2016, and has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and books.