Peter Gorm Larsen is professor in the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, where he leads the software engineering research group and he leads the AU Center for digitalisation, big data and data analytics called DIGIT. In addition he is the founder of a company called First Time Right Technologies. After receiving his M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark in 1988, he worked in industry before returning to complete an industrial Ph.D. in 1995. In his industry career, as a development engineer and manager, he gave industrial courses all over the world, and saw the technology he developed be applied in areas as diverse as secure message processing and options trading. He returned to academia in 2005. His prime research goal now is to improve the development of complex mission-critical applications by implementing and applying well-founded technologies, in particular in the design of robust tools that help engineers to leverage models in early design stages to reduce overall product development risk in particular in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems. He is the author of more than 150 papers published in journals, books and conference proceedings, and several books and has an h-index at 30.