Andrea Tagliasacchi is a senior research scientist at Google/Canada. He held a tenure-track assistant professor and the Industrial Research Chair in 3D Sensing at the University of Victoria (Canada). Before being at UVic, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Graphics/Geometry Laboratory at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), leading the efforts towards real-time hand tracking on consumer-level hardware. He obtained his PhD from Simon Fraser University (Canada) as an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell fellow, where he worked on robust digital geometry processing. He received his MSc (summa cum laude, gold medal) in digital signal processing from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). His core research interests are focused around geometric machine learning to allow machine to perceive the 3D world.