Ioannis Emiris obtained his BScEng from Princeton University in 1989, and his MSc and PhD from U.C. Berkeley in 1991 and 1994, respectively, all in Computer Science. He was Researcher at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France) from 1995 to 2002. He then joined the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications at the University of Athens and, since 2012, has been Adjunct Researcher at ATHENA RIC. His research interests include Geometric Modeling, Computational Geometry and Algebra, and Structural Bioinformatics. He has participated in 3 European and has coordinated 6 national research projects. He has supervised 5 PhD theses and 7 Postdocs, and is currently supervising another 2 theses and 2 Postdocs. He is the author of one book in Computational Geometry, co-editor of two volumes published by Springer, author of more than 30 journal articles and more than 40 peer-reviewed conference publications, of which two earned the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM International Symposium on Symbolic & Algebraic Computation. He is associate editor of Journal of Symbolic Computation.