Russell Greiner earned a PhD from Stanford, Russ Greiner and worked in both academic and industrial research before settling at the University of Alberta, where he is now a Professor in Computing Science. He is also the founding Scientific Director of the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Machine Learning, which won the ASTech Award for "Outstanding Leadership in Technology" in 2006.

Dr. Greiner has been Program Chair for the 2004 "Int'l Conf. on Machine Learning", Conference Chair for 2006 "Int'l Conf. on Machine Learning", Editor-in-Chief for "Computational Intelligence", and is serving on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. He was elected a Fellow of the AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) in 2007, and was awarded a McCalla Professorship in 2005-06 and a Killam Professorship in 2007. He has published over 100 refereed papers and patents, most in the areas of machine learning and knowledge representation. The main foci of his current work are (1) bioinformatics and medical informatics; (2) learning effective probabilistic models and (3) formal foundations of learnability.