Thanassis Rikakis is Vice Provost for Design, Arts and Technology at Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as a full professor in the Schools of Design and Music and holds a courtesy appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department. His research and creative work are in the areas of experiential media, mixed reality rehabilitation, interdisciplinary education and computer music.As Vice Provost, Rikakis' charge is to facilitate the growth of the many existing synergies among design, arts and technology - each term broadly conceived - as well as to create opportunities for new ones. Since his arrival at CMU in 2012 Rikakis has coordinated the development of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (http://ideate.cmu.edu), the Emerging Media Masters and Integrative Media Program in NYC (part of the applied sciences initiative). Rikakis is also the supervising administrator of the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC).Bio courtesy of his Carnegie Mellon website.