Eric Andreas Hilgendorf is a professor of criminal law, criminal procedure, and legal philosophy. He currently works at the University of Würzburg, Germany and is the Chair of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Legal Theory, and Information and Computer Science Law. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law in Konstanz in the years 1999 and 2000. Since 2001 he has taught at the Julius-Maximillians University of Wurzburg and was given the Chair of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information, and Computer Science Law. From 2010 to 2012, he was Dean of the Law Faculty. Eric's main areas of work are computer- and internet criminal law, artificial intelligence and law, medical law, comparative law and the law of criminal procedure. He is also active in more theoretical legal research including work in the subfields of legal philosophy, legal theory, technology and law, bioethics, history of legal thought, the history of criminal law, and human dignity. He belongs to the Pioneers of E-Learning in Jurisprudence and from 2005 to 2009 was a member of the Commission on Virtual Higher-Education in Bavaria.