Markus Diem was born in Dornbirn. He received his MSc. degree in Visual Computing at the Vienna University of Technology. He gained experience in document analysis as a senior researcher in several projects at the Computer Vision Lab, VUT. He is involved in lecturing where he teaches, amongst others, Document Analysis. Since 2009 he is publishing papers in the field of Document Analysis at international conferences such as ICDAR, ICFHR and DAS.