Roland W Fleming is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in the visual perception of materials, illumination and 3D shape. He did his undergraduate degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology at Oxford University, graduating with First Class Honours in 1999, and completed his PhD in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in 2004. He then served as a project leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen. From 2010-2016 he was a Junior Professor at the University of Giessen. Since 2016 he was granted tenure and serves as the Kurt Koffka Professor of Experimental Psychology. His research combines psychophysics, neural modelling, computer graphics and image analysis to understand how the brain estimates the physical properties of objects. He has conducted a wide variety of studies on the perception of material properties such as glossiness, translucency, and viscosity and has applied insights from this work to develop computer graphics algorithms for simulating material appearances. From 2009-2015, Roland W Fleming served as joint Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to using perception to advance computer graphics and other fields (maximum 2-term tenure). In 2012 he was awarded the Faculty Research Prize from the University of Giessen and in 2013 he was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Vision Sciences Society. He is also coordinator of the EU-funded consortium "PRISM: Perceptual Representation of Illumination, Shape and Materials". In 2016 he was granted an ERC Consolidator Award.