Prof. Deussen graduated at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and is now professor for visual computing at University of Konstanz (Germany) and visiting professor at the Shenzhen Institute of Applied Technology (Chinese Academy of Science). He is one of the speakers of the Excellence Cluster "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behavior" and vice speaker of the SFB Transregio "Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing", a large research project conducted together with University of Stuttgart. He is President of the Eurographics Association and served as Co-Editor in Chief of Computer Graphics Forum from 2012 to 2015. His areas of interest are modeling and rendering of complex biological systems, non-photorealistic rendering as well as Information Visualization. He also contributed papers to geometry processing, sampling methods, and image-based modelling.