Jian Jun Zhang is currently a professor at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, where leads the Computer Animation Research Centre. He is also a cofounder of the UK's Centre for Digital Entertainment. His research focuses on 3D virtual human modeling, animation and simulation, including geometric modeling, rigging and skinning, motion synthesis, deformation, and physics-based simulation. Prof Zhang has published over 250 peer reviewed journal and conference publications and has given over 30 invited/keynote talks around the world. He has chaired over 30 international conferences and symposia, and serves on a number of editorial boards.