Jarek Rossignac is Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on the design, representation, simplification, compression, analysis and visualization of complex 3D shapes and animations. Before joining Georgia Tech in 1996 as the Director of the GVU Center, he was the Visualization Strategist and Senior Manager at IBM Research. He holds a Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of Rochester, a Diplôme d'Ingénieur ENSEM, and a Maîtrise in M.E. from the University of Nancy, France. He holds 26 patents and published 154 peer-reviewed articles (including 4 in ACM SIGGRAPH, 6 in the ACM Transactions on Graphics, and 13 in the ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling) for which he received 23 Awards and over 7900 citations, yielding an h-index of 48. He created the ACM Symposia on Solid Modeling, chaired 20 conferences and 6 international program committees (including Eurographics), delivered over 30 Distinguished or Invited Lectures and Keynotes, organized and delivered numerous short courses (including 8 at SIGGRAPH) and served on the editorial boards of 7 professional journals and on 82 Technical Program committees (including SIGGRAPH and several other ACM conferences). He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the GMOD (Graphical Models) journal 2010-13. Currently he is the Director of the NSF Aquatic Propulsion Lab (APL). He is a Senior Member of the ACM and a Fellow of the Eurographics association.