Russell Taylor is a Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Materials Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has spent his 10-year career building scientific visualizations and interactive computer-graphics applications to help scientists better understand their instrumentation and data. He was the Principal Investigator on UNC's NIH National Research Resource on Computer Graphics for Molecular Studies and Microscopy and is now Co-director of UNC's NanoScale Science Research Group. For the past two years, Russ has taught a "Visualization in the Sciences" course to computer science, physics, chemistry, statistics, and materials science graduate students. The course is based in large part on the textbook "Information Visualization: Perception for Design" (Course page). Dr. Taylor has been a contributor to several past SIGGRAPH courses.