Jaroslaw (Jarek) Rossignac is a Full Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on the design, representation, simplification, compression, analysis and visualization of highly complex 3D shapes, structures, and animations. Before joining Georgia Tech in 1996 as the Director of the GVU Center, he was Senior Manager and Visualization Strategist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of Rochester, a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Électricité et de Mécanique (ENSEM), and a Maîtrise in M.E. from the University of Nancy, France. He authored 21 patents and over 100 peer-reviewed articles for which he received 23 Awards. He created the ACM Solid Modeling Symposia series and the Solid Modelling Association (SMA); chaired 25 conferences and program committees; delivered about 30 Distinguished or Invited Lectures and Keynotes; and served on the Editorial Boards of 7 journals and on 62 Technical Program Committees. He is a Fellow of the Eurographics Association.