Rahul Sukthankar is a Distinguished Scientist/Sr. Director at Google Research, where he co-leads the Machine Perception org. He also served as an adjunct research professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon (1997-2020), courtesy faculty at the University of Central Florida (2007-2020). Dr. Sukthankar received his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon in 1997 and his B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton in 1991. He has organized several major conferences in his field (e.g., General Chair, CVPR'21), currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Machine Vision and Applications journal, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.