Charless C. Fowlkes in an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He received a BS with honors from Caltech in 2000 and a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2005. His research interests are in computer vision, in particular the integration of visual recognition and perceptual organization. He also works on biological image and shape analysis with applications to gene expression regulation in animal development.