Viktor Leis is a Professor of Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). His research revolves around designing high-performance data management systems and includes core database systems topics such as query processing, query optimization, transaction processing, index structures, and storage. Another major research area is designing cloud-native, cost-efficient information systems. Viktor Leis received his doctoral degree in 2016 from TUM and was a professor at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg before returning to TUM in 2022. He received the ACM SIGMOD dissertation award, the IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award, best paper awards at IEEE ICDE and ACM SIGMOD, and an ERC Starting Grant.