Originally from the United States, Jesse Davis is a Professor in the Computer Science department at KU Leuven, Belgium having joined the department in 2010. Jesse is currently supervising a team of ten PhD students whose research focuses on developing novel artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and data mining techniques, with a particular emphasis on analyzing structured data. Jesse is also a co-founder and on the board of directors of Activ84Health, an award winning start-up that develops innovative technology to motivate nursing home residents to be physically active and improve their quality of life. Additionally, Jesse is a co-founder of the KU Leuven spin-off RunEASI (runeasi.ai), a wearable tech company. Prior to joining KU Leuven, Jesse obtained a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and completed a post-doc at the University of Washington.