Daniel Lokshtanov is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UCSB. He received his PhD in Computer Science (2009), from the University of Bergen. Lokshtanov spent two years (2010-2012) as a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California at San Diego, and is now a professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen. His main research interests are in graph algorithms, parameterized algorithms and complexity. He is a recipient of the Meltzer prize, the Bergen Research Foundation young researcher grant, and of an ERC starting grant on parameterized algorithms. He is a co-author of the recent Parameterized Algorithms book