Frank Dignum was born in 1961 in Amsterdam. He received his PhD in 1989 from the Free University in Amsterdam. He set up the computer science department at the University of Swaziland between 1990-1991. In 1992, he was a lecturer at the Technical university of Lisbon. After that he was professor in the Netherlands.
He is a EurAI fellow and has organized major conferences in AI. He has authored many papers and books and is editor in chief of the Journal on Computational Socio-Cognitive Systems.