Alexander Hillert is the professor for “Finance and Data Science” at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research and Goethe University Frankfurt. In this position, he is also the program director of SAFE’s Research Data Center. After his undergraduate studies at the University of Mannheim and HEC Paris, he completed his Ph.D. in finance at the University of Mannheim. His research interests include empirical asset pricing, empirical corporate finance, and behavioral finance. In his research, he often uses methods from computer sciences to analyze unstructured information and to learn, for example, more on how investors collect, process, and interpret (text) information. His research has been published in leading finance journals including the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. In 2015, he was awarded the "Nachwuchspreis" from the "Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaftslehre" (VHB). Alexander Hillert has been involved in the training of young academics for many years. He regularly teaches, for example, in the doctoral programs of the VHB, Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Mannheim, and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.