Dr Andre Gagalowicz is a research director at INRIA, FRANCE. He was the creator of the first laboratory involved in image analysis/synthesis collaboration techniques in 1984. He graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite in 1971 (engineer in Electrical Engineering), obtained his PHD in Automatic Control from the University of Paris XI, Orsay, in 1973, and his state doctorate in Mathematics (doctorat d'Etat es Sciences) from the University of Paris VI (1983). He is fluent in english, german, russian and polish and got a bachelor degree in chinese from the University of Paris IX, INALOCO in 1983. His research interests are in 3D approaches for computer vision, computer graphics, and their cooperation and also in digital image processing and pattern recognition. He received the prizes of the best scientific communication and the best technical slide at the Eurographics'85 conference. He was awarded the second prize of the Seymour Cray competition in 1991 and one of his papers was selected by Computers and Graphics journal as one of the three best publications of this journal over the last ten years. He took part to the redaction of eight books and wrote around two hundreds publications. He was the founder and the last chairman of the MIRAGES international conference.