Markus is Professor of Computer science at ETH Zürich, head of its Computer Graphics Laboratory, director of Disney Research Zürich, and a seasoned entrepreneur. He co-founded and sold several companies and serves on the boards of numerous international research institutes, societies, and governmental organizations. His research interests include a broad spectrum of topics in Visual Computing. He received many important awards and fellowships for his work and is a member of two academies of sciences. Markus has more than 25 years of teaching experience in Computer Science.