Jean Ponce is a professor at Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) / PSL Research in Paris, where he heads the ENS computer science department as well as the NRIA project-team WILLOW. Before joining ENS, he spent most of his career in the USA, with positions at MIT, Stanford, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a full professor until 2005. Jean Ponce is an IEEE Fellow and a Sr. member of the Institut Universitaire de Frace. He served as editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Computer Vision from 2003 to 2008, and chaired the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in 1997 and 2000, and the European Conference on Computer Vision in 2008. Jean Ponce is the recipient of two US patents, an ERC advanced grant, and the 2016 IEEE CVPR Longuet-Higgins prize. He is the author a Computer Vision: A Modern Approach, a textbook translated in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.