Stefan Th. Gries is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Honorary Liebig-Professor of Corpus Linguistics (quantitative emphasis) at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen. He is a quantitative corpus linguist at the interface of corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics and computational linguistics. His research includes a variety of topics in morpho-phonology, morpho-syntax and semantics, second language use and acquisition, methodological aspects of corpus linguistics and experimental approaches to (language) use and acquisition. Theoretically, his research is anchored in constructionist theoretical models of language and methodologically, he strives to develop approaches that best serve cognitively-oriented analytical frameworks. In addition to a research monograph, Statistics for Linguistics with R (2 editions) and Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R: A Practical Introduction (2 editions), Stefan Th. Gries has co-edited 5 volumes and (co-)authored dozens of articles in flagship journals in corpus linguistics and cognitive linguistics. He is the founding editor-in-chief and now general editor of the journal Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory and on the editorial boards of more than a dozen journals and book series; he is regularly invited around the world to give plenary talks and workshops on corpus linguistics and statistics with R.