Zeger Karssen graduated in both philosophy and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam. Since then he has gained extended experience in scientific research, publishing and internet-technology.
Earlier occupations include work as senior researcher in Artificial Intelligence for the University of Amsterdam and for a private lab in Paris. Since 2000, he has worked as scientific publisher for Elsevier where he created new scientific journals and book series, and managed a portfolio of 15 internationally renowned journals in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
In 2006 he founded Atlantis Press, a full Open Access publisher, publishing journals and proceedings, all in Open Access, as well as academic books in collaboration with Springer. Atlantis Press operates from Paris and Amsterdam, with the large majority of its clients coming from emerging markets in Asia.
Zeger also regularly works as advisor to the European Commission regarding scientific publishing and the creation of electronic content in general. Zeger also works as associate professor in the field of digital publishing at the Université Libre in Brussels.