Nicolas Padoy is an Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, holding a Chair of Excellence in medical robotics within the ICube laboratory. He leads the research group CAMMA on Computational Analysis and Modeling of Medical Activities, which focuses on computer vision, activity recognition and the applications thereof to surgical workflow analysis and human-machine cooperation during surgery. He graduated with a Maîtrise in Computer Science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2003 and with a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, in 2005. He completed his PhD jointly between the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures at TUM and the INRIA group MAGRIT in Nancy. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral researcher and later an Assistant Research Professor in the Laboratory for Computational Interactions and Robotics at the Johns Hopkins University, USA. In 2015, Nicolas Padoy was awarded the Guy Ourisson Prize from the Cercle Gutenberg, which distinguishes promising young researchers in Alsace. He also regularly serves as an Area Chair for the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) and the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer Assisted Interventions (IPCAI). He is a Program Chair of MICCAI’2020. In 2016, he led the organization of two challenges on surgical workflow recognition and tool detection at MICCAI, which resulted in the release of large endoscopic video datasets now widely used by the community.