Etienne de Klerk held assistant professorships at the TU Delft from 1998 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2005 an associate professorship at the University of Waterloo, Canada. In 2004 he was appointed at Tilburg University, first as associate professor, and then as full professor (2009). From August 2012 to August 2013, he was also appointed as full professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. As of September 1st, 2015, he also holds a part-time professorship at the TU Delft. He is associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Optimization, and has served two terms as associate editor of the INFORMS Journal Operations Research. He is co-recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s New Opportunities Fund award, and a recipient of the VIDI grant of the NWO. He received the 2017 Best Paper Prize from Optimization Letters for joint work on the complexity of gradient descent methods.