Dan Rockmore is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College. He received his A. B. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1984 and his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1989. He taught for two years at Columbia University as a Ritt Assistant Professor before coming to Dartmouth in 1991. In 1995 he was one ofonly 15 scientists to receive a five year Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the White House for excellence in education and research. He has held visiting positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Santa Fe Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles as well as two books, mainly around the subject of the design of efficient algorithms for data analysis and data transmission.