Gregor Weihs is Professor of Photonics at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck and Vice-President for Natural Sciences and Engineering of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He received his MSc degree from Innsbruck University in 1994. His PhD degree from Vienna University was awarded "sub auspiciis praesidentis" by the President of the Austrian Republic in 2000. Before returning to Innsbruck he held a junior faculty position at the University of Vienna, was Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Photonics. Other major awards include a Starting Grant by the European Research Council. He is a member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow in the QIS program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. His research interests include fundamental physics, quantum and semiconductor optics and quantum information.