Charles A. Taylor received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and his M.S. Degree in Mathematics in 1992 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 1996 under the joint supervision of Thomas J.R. Hughes, Ph.D. and Christopher K. Zarins, M.D. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1997 where he developed an internationally recognized research program in the departments of Bioengineering and Surgery focused on the development of computer modeling and imaging techniques for cardiovascular disease research, device design and surgery planning. He pioneered the field of image-based modeling by performing the first computer simulations of blood flow in patient-specific models derived from medical imaging data. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers in internationally refereed journals (h-index 57), more than 250 peer-reviewed conference abstracts and has more than 150 issued or pending patents. While on the full-time faculty at Stanford, he supervised more than 30 PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows. In 2004, he was appointed to a 3-year term as a special advisor to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health in the Food and Drug Administration. While at Stanford, Dr. Taylor taught courses in “Cardiovascular Bioengineering” and “Computational Methods in Cardiovascular Bioengineering”, was a founding faculty of the department of Bioengineering and led the development of the undergraduate degree program in Bioengineering. Dr. Taylor co-founded HeartFlow, Inc. in 2007 where he serves as the Chief Technology Officer and leads the technology development effort. He is an adjunct Professor of Bioengineering.