Maurice Heemels received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in control theory (both summa cum laude) from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. From 2000 to 2004, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department, TU/e, as an assistant professor, and from 2004 to 2006 with the Embedded Systems Institute (ESI) as a research fellow. Since 2006, he has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU/e, where he is currently a Full Professor. He held visiting professor positions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland (2001), the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA (2008), and the University of Lorraine, France (2020). In 2004, he worked also at the company Oce (currently Canon), the Netherlands. His current research interests include hybrid and cyber-physical systems, networked and event-triggered control systems and constrained systems including model predictive control. Dr. Heemels served/s on the editorial boards of Automatica, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, Annual Reviews in Control, and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He was a recipient of a personal VICI grant awarded by NWO (Dutch Research Council). He is the co-founder of 9 biannual PHD schools on multi-disciplinary topics such as hybrid systems, networked and large-scale systems and cyber-physical systems educating over 700 PhD students worldwide. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and is currently the chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems (2017-2023). He was the recipient of the 2019 IEEE L-CSS Outstanding Paper Award and was elected as a member of the IEEE-CSS Board of Governors (2021-2023).