Craig Gotsman received the PhD degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, in 1991. He was the first and founding director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech, New York, NY, where he is currently a professor. Holding Technion’s Hewlett-Packard Chair in Computer Engineering, he co-founded the Technion Center for Graphics and Geometric Computing and is active in research on 3D computer graphics, geometric modeling, animation and computational geometry. Straddling academia and industry, he holds ten U.S. patents, and started two companies. He also has consulted for numerous small and large companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nokia, Shell Oil, Autodesk and Disney. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, INRIA Sophia Antipolis (France) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and a research scientist at MIT. He has published more than 150 papers in the professional literature, won eight best paper awards at leading conferences and mentored more than 50 postgraduate level students (MS, PhD and postdoc).