Paolo Cignoni is a Research Director at the Institute of Science and Information Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Pisa in 1998. He was awarded "Best Young Researcher" by the Eurographics association in 2004. His research interests cover many Computer Graphics fields such as geometry processing, 3D scanning data processing, digital fabrication, scientific visualization, and digital heritage. He has published more than one hundred papers in international refereed journals/conferences and has served on the program committees of all the most important conferences of Computer Graphics.