Changxi Zheng is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University with the Best Dissertation Award and his B.S. from Shanghai Jiaotong University. He currently serves as an associated editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics. He was a Conference Chair for SCA in 2017, has won a NSF CAREER Award, and was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in science and healthcare in 2013. He received the Best Paper Awards from 2016 SCA and 2017 UIST, among others. Changxi's current research is on the boundary between computational methods and physical devices. He is particularly interested in developing simulation methods for complex physical systems, the computational models for optical and acoustic sensing, and the computational design of structures and materials.