Dr. Marco Fratarcangeli is a Senior Lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg (Sweden). His research interests are in the area of physically-based animation as well as virtual characters synthesis, with emphasis on the application of the above expertise on computer-aided design and medical fields. His research focuses on (i) the application of computational physical models to the simulation of soft bodies and (ii) the design and implementation of parallel simulation algorithms and data structures suitable for the full exploitation of modern GPUs. Previously, he was an assistant professor (2011 - 2014) at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), where he also obtained his PhD (2009). He has been also a visiting professor (03-07/2014) at Télécom ParisTech in Paris (France), and from 2004 to 2006 a visiting researcher at the Linköping Institute of Technology (Sweden).