Damian Borth is the director of the Deep Learning Competence Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern. Damian's research focuses on large-scale multimedia opinion mining applying machine learning and in particular deep learning to mine insights (trends, sentiment) from online media streams. His work has been awarded the Best Paper Award at ACM ICMR 2012, the McKinsey Business Technology Award 2011, and a Google Research Award in 2010. Damian serves as a member of the steering group at the VolkswagenStiftung, the review committee at the Baden-Wurttemberg Stiftung, and several other steering- and program committees of international conferences and workshops. Damian did his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kaiserslautern. He was also a visiting researcher at the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab at Columbia.