Ming Lin received her B.S., M.S., Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science all from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a full professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. She received the NSF Young Faculty Career Award in 1995, Honda Research Initiation Award in 1997, UNC/IBM Junior Faculty Development Award in 1999, UNC Hettleman Award for Scholarly Achievements in 2002, and several best paper awards. Her research interests include haptics, physically-based modeling, robotics, and geometric computing. She has published over 120 refereed publications in these areas. She has served as the conference organizer and program chair of more than a dozen of technical conferences, as well as the steering committee member of ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation She is also an associated editor and a guest editor of several journals and magazines, including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, International Journal on Computational Geometry and Applications, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, and ACM Computing Reviews. She has given numerous lectures and invited presentations at SIGGRAPH, GDC, and many other international conferences.