Prof Smolic is the SFI Research Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Trinity, Prof Smolic was with Disney Research Zurich as Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Advanced Video Technology group, and with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz- Institut (HHI), Berlin, also heading a research group as Scientific Project Manager. He received the Dr.-Ing. Degree from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) in 2001. Prof Smolic is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and served as Guest Editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on CSVT, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and other scientific journals. At TCD he is leading a team of 20+ researchers entitled V-SENSE – Extending Visual Sensation trough Image-Based Visual Computing, combining computer graphics, computer vision and media technology. He published over 150 referred papers in these fields and filed 35+ patents.