Dr. Derek Nowrouzezahrai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Montreal, where he serves as the co-Director of the Computer Graphics Research Laboratory. After receiving his Ph.D. (2010) and M.Sc. (2006) from the University of Toronto, Derek was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Disney Research Zurich where he additionally lectured at ETH Zurich. Derek’s research interests span many sub-areas in digital media and computational physics, including realistic image synthesis, appearance modeling, fluid simulation, user-centric digital content creation tools, and digital fabrication. Derek has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, including over 15 in the ACM Transactions on Graphics Journal, the leading venue for academic work in computer graphics. Derek has recently served as Technical Papers co-Chair for the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering and SIBGRAPI, as well as having served on every top-tier International Technical Program Committee in computer graphics.