Stan Birchfield is an adjunct associate professor at Clemson University and principal research scientist and senior research manager at NVIDIA Corporation, exploring the intersection of computer vision and robotics. Previously, he was a tenured associate professor at Clemson University, where he led research in computer vision, visual tracking, mobile robotics, and the perception of highly deformable objects. He also conducted research at Microsoft, was the principal architect of a commercial product at a startup company in the Bay Area, co-founded a startup with collaborators at Clemson, and consulted for various companies, including Sun Microsystems, SRI International, Canon, and Autodesk. Dr. Birchfield has authored or co-authored more than a hundred publications in the areas of computer vision, stereo correspondence, visual tracking, spatial acoustics, mobile robotics, and robotic manipulation. He also wrote a textbook in image processing and analysis, and his open-source software has been used by researchers around the world. He regularly serves on the program committees and editorial boards of various leading conferences and journals in computer vision and robotics. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, with a minor in computer science, from Stanford University in 1999. an M.S. from Stanford in 1996, and a B.S. from Clemson in 1993. While at Stanford, his research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and he was part of the team that won first place at the AAAI Mobile Robotics Competition.