Paul Hand received his Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 2004. In 2009, he received his PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He received the Kurt O. Friedrichs prize for outstanding dissertation at NYU. Subsequently, Dr. Hand was an Applied Mathematics Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research investigated algorithms behind X-ray crystallography. Then, Dr. Hand was an Assistant Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. Now, he is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His current research focuses on theory and algorithms for machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of vision and imaging.