Denis Zorin is an associate professor of Computer Science Department in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology. Before joining the faculty at NYU, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University. A Sloan Foundation Fellow from 2000-2002; he received the NSF CAREER award in 2001 and an IBM Faculty Partnership Award in 2001-2004 and 2006. His primary research interests are geometric modeling and scientific computing. His research focuses include: – Geometric modeling: subdivision surfaces, variational modeling, manifold constructions, interactive and appearance based modeling, discretization of geometric quantities. – Scientific computing: fast multipole methods, numerical solution of integral equations, fluid and deformable membrane simulation, parallel algorithms and software tools.