Prof Alan Yuille is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. He directs the research group on Compositional Cognition, Vision, and Learning. He is affiliated with the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, and the NSF Expedition in Computing, Visual Cortex On Silicon. Alan Yuille received the BA degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1976. His PhD on theoretical physics, supervised by Prof. S.W. Hawking, was approved in 1981. He was a research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and the Division of Applied Sciences at Harvard University from 1982 to 1988. He served as an assistant and associate professor at Harvard until 1996. He was a senior research scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute from 1996 to 2002. He was a full professor of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a full professor with joint appointments in computer science, psychiatry, and psychology. He moved to Johns Hopkins University in January 2016. His research interests include computational models of vision, mathematical models of cognition, medical image analysis, and artificial intelligence and neural networks.