Matthias Zwicker has been a professor at the University of Bern and the head of the Computer Graphics Group at the Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics since September 2008. He obtained a PhD from ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. His thesis focused on reconstruction, rendering, and editing of point-sampled geometry. From 2003 to 2006 he was a post-doctoral associate with the computer graphics group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then held a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of California in San Diego from 2006 to 2008. His research focus is on signal processing for high-quality rendering, point-based methods for rendering and modeling, and data-driven modeling and animation. He has served as a papers co-chair and conference chair of the IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Point-Based Graphics, and as a papers co-chair for Eurographics 2010. He has been a member of program committees for various conferences including ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics, and he is an associate editor for Computer Graphics Forum, the journal of the Eurographics Association.