Haim J. Wolfson earned his PhD in Mathematics at Tel Aviv University in 1985.  He was a Senior Research Scientist at the NYU Robotics Lab (1985-1989) specializing in Object Recognition in Computer Vision.  In 1989 he joined the Computer Science School of Tel Aviv University and has been a full professor there since 2000.  Since May 2004 he is the incumbent of the George and Maritza Pionkowski chair in Computer Aided Drug Design. Haim served one term (2002-2004) as Head of the Computer Science School and is currently the Dean of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences (since Sep 1, 2006).   He is a co-developer of the “Geometric Hashing” paradigm for Model based Object Recognition in Computer Vision, which is one of the leading geometric pattern discovery paradigms up-to-date.  In the early 1990’s he pioneered the introduction of Geometric Hashing and other Computer Vision based methodologies into Structural Bioinformatics, and is since conducting intensive research in the field in close  collaboration with Prof. Ruth Nussinov from the TAU Faculty of Medicine. He is a co-founder and currently heads the TAU Bioinformatics study program.  HJW has more than 130 publications in scientific journals, books and refereed conference proceedings.   He is the chairman of the scientific program committee of the 5’th European Conference on Computational Biology to be held in January 21-24, 2007 in Eilat, Israel.