Sven received his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1999. After a research fellowship at UNAM, he worked at FU Berlin where he was awarded his senior doctorate (habilitation) in 2004. From 2005 until 2008 he received a DFG Heisenberg Fellowship. Sven joined ICREA in 2008. From 2010 until 2013 he coordinated the FP7 ITN PETAF (EC-GA 238128), from 2010 until 2015 served on the executive committee of the Consolider-Ingenio PERSP (CSD2009-00056), and from 2016 until 2019 coordinated the H2020 ETN Diaphora (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415). He was PI of the project Fallibility, Rational Belief and Knowledge (FFI2013-45968-P, 2014-2016). Since 2014 he is coordinator of the consolidated research group LOGOS (2017-SGR-63), and from 2019 until 2021 serves as PI of the research project Justification, its Structure and Grounds (PGC2018-099889-B-I00). In 2018 he was elected member of the Academia Europaea.