Mario A. Nascimento is a Professor at the University of Alberta's Department of Computing Science and currently serves as the department's Chair. Before joining the University of Alberta in 1999, he was a researcher with the Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research and also an adjunct faculty member with the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas. Mario has also been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore's School of Computing, Aalborg University's Department of Computer Science, LMU's Institute for Informatics and at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil. His main research interests are contained in the area of spatiotemporal data management and according to Google Scholar his publications have been cited ~4,000 times earning him an H-index of 31. Besides often serving as a program committee member for the main database conferences, and as (co-)chair of several workshops and symposia, Mario has also served as ACM SIGMOD's Information Director (2002-2005), ACM SIGMOD Record's Editor-In-Chief (2005-2007), VLDB Journal's Editorial Board member (2011-2017) and as Chair of the NSERC-Computer Science Liaison Committee (2016-2018). He is currently a member of CS-Can/Info-Can's Research Advisory Committee, GeoInformatica's Editorial Board and SSTD Endowment's Board of Directors. Finally, he finds it rather amusing writing about himself in the third person.