I am a Full Professor of Robotics and Automation at UCR as well as Head of the Engineering and Science Departments. I received MSc and P.DEng degrees from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1988 and 1990 and a Ph.D. degree from Utrecht University in 1994. My research interests include robotic manipulation and grasping, robot motion planning, algorithmic automation, simulation, animation, and geometric algorithms. I have been named IEEE Fellow in 2017 for contributions to the algorithmic foundations of robotics and automation. I have a small appointment at Utrecht University and continue to work there too.