Prof. Darrell is head of the new Computer Vision Group at the International Computer Science Institute, and is on the faculty of the CS Division at UC Berkeley. His group develops algorithms to enable multimodal conversation with robots and mobile devices, and methods for object and activity recognition on such platforms. His interests include computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics, and perception-based human computer interfaces. Prof. Darrell was on the faculty of the MIT EECS department from 1999-2008, where he directed the Vision Interface Group. He was a member of the research staff at Interval Research Corporation from 1996-1999, and received the S.M., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He obtained the B.S.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, having started his career in computer vision as an undergraduate researcher in Ruzena Bajcsy’s GRASP lab.