Annelies G. Blom is Full Research Professor for Data Science at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany. She is Head of the German Internet Panel (GIP) at the Collaborative Research Center 884 'Political Economy of Reforms' and project leader of several methodological research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Previously, Prof. Blom was an Assistant Professor at the University of Mannheim, set up her own consulting business (Survex - Survey Methods Consulting), was the Head of Unit Survey Methods at the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), a doctoral researcher at the European Social Survey (ESS), and a researcher at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London. She studied in degree programs at University College Utrecht (B.A.), the Conservatory Utrecht, the University of Oxford (M.Phil.), the University of Essex (Ph.D.), and the University of Leuven. Her research concentrates on survey data collection processes, associated errors, and error correction, as well as various applications of artificial intelligence to the collection of social scientific data, such as voice data collection, data fusion, and predictive analytics for attrition processes.