Dimosthenis Karatzas is a professor at the Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona and associate director of the Computer Vision Centre, where he leads the Vision and Language research group. He was the recipient of the 2013 IAPR / ICDAR Young Investigator Award and a 2016 Google Research Faculty Award. He has co-founded two spin-off companies. In 2018-19 he participated in the definition of the Catalan Strategy on Artificial Intelligence.