Alexander Pasko is a professor at the National Centre for Computer Animation of the Media School at Bournemouth University in UK. He was born in Siberia (Russia), received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI, Russia) in 1983 and 1988. He was a researcher at MEPhI from 1983 to 1992; assistant professor at the University of Aizu (Japan) from 1993 to 1999; associate and full professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences of the Hosei University in Tokyo (Japan) from 2000 to 2007. His research interests include solid and volume modeling, animation, digital fabrication, multidimensional visualization, multimedia, and computer art. Alexander has published more than 100 papers in academic journals and conferences and is leading a long-term international R&D project HyperFun on open source software tools for volume modelling and animation, see www.hyperfun.org. He is a member of the British Geometric Modelling Society and the Solid Modeling Association.