Short BIO Lars Birkedal is Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in Dec. 1999 and until Dec. 2012 he was at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He served as Head of Department of Computer Science in Aarhus from 2014 to 2017. Lars Birkedal is a Fellow of the ACM, an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council 2023, the 2023 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation (for the design and implementation of Iris, a higher-order concurrent separation logic framework), a Villum Investigator grant from the Villum Foundation 2019, the Danish Minister of Research Elite Research Award 2015 ("Videnskabsministeriets EliteForsk-pris"), a Sapere Aude Advanced Grant from the Danish National Science Research Council 2013, and the ACM SIGPLAN Milner Award 2013. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Logical Methods in Computer Science from 2014 until 2020 and is now Chairman of the board of the journal, and served as PC Chair for the POPL 2020 conference. Lars Birkedal's main research interests lie in the area of logic and semantics of programming languages and type theories. Current work focuses on program logics for reasoning about distributed, concurrent, higher-order, and imperative programs; cyber-security; and type theories with guarded recursion.