Luis Alvarez received a M.Sc. in Mathematics in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1988, both from Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). Between 1991 and 1992 he worked as post-doctoral researcher in the group leaded by Professor Jean-Michel Morel at CEREMADE, Université Paris IX (Dauphine) (France). Since 2000, he is full professor in Computer Sciences at Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) . He is director of the research group AMI (Mathematical Image Analysis) at ULPGC founded by himself in 1992. His main research areas are Partial Differential Equations and Computer Vision including topics like image filtering, mathematical morphology, camera calibration, stereo vision, optical flow, medical imaging, snakes, lens distortion models, abstract texture synthesis, etc.. Luis Alvarez has published more than 120 research papers and he is in the Editorial Board of the journals : JMIV, SIIMS, JRTIP and IPOL. He has supervised 11 Ph.D. students and participated in about 20 research projects founded by the CEE, the Spanish Government and the industry.