Kai Xu is a Professor at the School of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, where he received his Ph.D. in 2011. He conducted visiting research at Simon Fraser University and Princeton University. His research interests include geometric modeling and shape analysis, especially on data-driven approaches to the problems in those directions, as well as 3D vision and its robotic applications. He has published over 80 research papers, including 20+ SIGGRAPH/TOG papers. He has co-organized several SIGGRAPH Asia courses and Eurographics STAR tutorials. He serves on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum, Computers & Graphics, and The Visual Computer. He also served as program co-chair of CAD/Graphics 2017, ICVRV 2017 and ISVC 2018, as well as PC member for several prestigious conferences including SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, SGP, PG, etc. His research work can be found in his personal website: www.kevinkaixu.net