Gergely Lukács studied electrical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and TU Wien. He received his Ph.D. degree in information systems from Universitaet Karlsruhe (now: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in 2002. He was working at the Computer Science Research Centre in Karlsruhe and at a spin-off company for several years on data integration and analysis in the field of environmental science and management. He is currently an associate professor in database management and data mining at the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, leading also the lab Data.Media.Community. He teaches the subjects Database Systems I and II, as well as Data Mining and Machine Learning. His research interests include scalable data processing, media – with special focus on audio media – and, in collaborations, social network mining.