Bernd Bickel is heading the Computer Graphics and Digital Fabrication Group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). He is a computer scientist interested in visual computing and computational design. His main objective is to develop new techniques for efficient design, simulation, and physical reproduction of digital content. Bernd graduated with a PhD in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2010. From 2011 to 2012, Bernd was a visiting professor at the Technical University of Berlin, and in 2012, he became a research scientist and research group leader at Disney Research. In early 2015, Bernd joined IST Austria. He received the ETH Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in 2011, the Eurographics Best PhD Award in 2012, the Microsoft Visual Computing Award in 2015, an ERC Starting Grant in 2016, the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award in 2017, and a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2019.