George Papandreou received a Diploma and a PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science, in 2003 and 2009, respectively, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He is currently a research scientist at Google, following appointments as research assistant professor at the Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago (2013-2014) and postdoctoral research scholar with the University of California, Los Angeles (2009-2013). His research interests are in computer vision and machine learning, with a current emphasis on deep learning. He regularly serves as reviewer and program committee member to the main journals and conferences in computer vision, image processing, and machine learning. He has been a co-organizer of the NIPS 2012, 2013, and 2014 Workshops on Perturbations, Optimization, and Statistics and co-editor of a book on the same topic (MIT Press, 2016). He is a senior member of the IEEE.