Peter Eisert is Professor for Visual Computing at the Humboldt University Berlin and heading the Vision & Imaging Technologies Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications - Heinrich Hertz Institute Berlin, Germany. He is also a Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Western Cape, South Africa. He received the Dr.-Ing. degree "with highest honors" from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2000. In 2001, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University, USA, on 3D image analysis as well as facial animation and computer graphics. In 2002, he joined Fraunhofer HHI, where he is coordinating and initiating numerous national and international 3rd party funded research projects with a total budget of more than 25 Mio Euros. He has published more than 200 conference and journal papers and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Image and Video Processing as well as in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. His research interests include 3D image/video analysis and synthesis, face and body processing, machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics in application areas like multimedia, security and medicine.