Hao (Richard) Zhang is a full professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, where he directs the graphics (GrUVi) lab. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP), University of Toronto, and M.Math. and B.Math degrees from the University of Waterloo, all in computer science. Richard's research is in computer graphics with special interests in geometric modeling, analysis and synthesis of 3D contents (e.g., shapes and indoor scenes), machine learning (e.g., generative models for 3D shapes), as well as computational design, fabrication, and creativity. He has published more than 100 papers on these topics. He is an editor-in-chief of Computer Graphics Forum and an associate editor of several other journals.

He has served on the program committees of all major computer graphics conferences including SIGGRAPH (+Asia), Eurographics, Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), among others, and is SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 course chair and a paper co-chair for SGP 2013, Graphics Interface 2015, and CGI 2018. He received an NSERC DAS (Discovery Accelerator Supplement) Award in 2014, Best Paper Awards from SGP 2008 and CAD/Graphics 2017, a Faculty of Applied Sciences Research Excellence Award at SFU in 2014, a National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Overseas, Hong Kong, and Macau Scholar Collaborative Research Award in 2015, and is an IEEE Senior Member. For his university service, he received the SFU Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence in Leadership in 2016. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Shandong University, and Shenzhen University.