Philipp Slusallek is Scientific Director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he heads the research area “Agents and Simulated Reality” since 2008. He is also Director for Research at the "Intel Visual Computing Institute”, a central research institute at Saarland University founded in 2009 in collaboration with Intel, DFKI, and the two local Max-Planck-Institutes. At Saarland University he has been a professor for Computer Graphics since 1999 and a Principle Investigator at the German Excellence-Cluster on “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” since 2007. Before coming to Saarland University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, USA. He studied physics in Frankfurt and Tübingen (Diploma/M.Sc.) and got PhD in Computer Science from Erlangen University. His research interests are focused on novel service-oriented architectures for 3D-Internet technology, integrating research in areas such as real-time realistic graphics, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing as well as security by design for creating distributed, immersive, collaborative environments for simulation, analysis, visualization, and training.