Professor Atanas Gotchev holds M.Sc. degrees in radio and television engineering (1990) and applied mathematics (1992), Ph.D. degree in telecommunications (1996) from Technical University of Sofia, and D.Sc.(Tech.) degree in information technologies from Tampere University of Technology (2003). He is a Professor at the Laboratory of Signal Processing and Director of the Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies at Tampere University of Technology. His research interests consist of sampling and interpolation theory as well as spline and spectral methods with applications for multidimensional signal analysis. His recent work concentrates on the algorithms for multi-sensor 3-D scene capture, transform-domain light-field reconstruction, and Fourier analysis of 3-D displays. As Director of CIVIT, Prof. Gotchev aims at advancing the industry-academia partnership in the sectors of 3D scene sensing, visual data representation and immersive displays.