James K. Hahn is currently a full professor and the former chair of the Department of Computer Science at the George Washington University where he has been a faculty since 1989. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is the founding director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computer Graphics. His areas of interests are: medical simulation, image-guided surgery, medical informatics, visualization, and motion control. He has over 25 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams involving scientists, engineers, and medical professionals. He has over 130 refereed research publications. His research has been funded by NIH, NSF, ONR, NRL, NASA, and a number of high-tech biomedical companies. He was awarded the School of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Researcher Award in 2019. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Informations Science from the Ohio State University in 1989.