Saigopal (Sai) Nelaturi is the Research Director for 3D technologies at PARC. In this role, he sets the R&D strategy and plays key roles in and commercialization efforts for PARC and Xerox’s solutions in digital design and manufacturing. Previously he founded and grew the Computation for Automation in Systems Engineering (CASE) research area. CASE develops next-generation representation, modeling, and analysis tools to support automation in systems engineering, design, and fabrication. He has been the Principal Investigator on key government-funded efforts in these areas, and has contributed extensively to PARC’s IP portfolio in computational design and manufacturing, and in transitioning research into commercial partnerships and software products released to the market. Sai’s academic research includes intelligent automation, digital manufacturing, geometric modeling, computational design, robotics, and spatial computing. He is currently an executive committee board member of the Solid Modeling Association, program chair for the Solid and Physical Modeling conference, Associate Editor for the Journal of Computer-Aided Design, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Computing in Information Science and Engineering. He has published extensively in computational design and manufacturing, and his research has been recognized with multiple best-paper awards and nominations. In 2015, he was recognized by DARPA as a ‘Riser’ -- an early career scientist representing the next generation of extreme innovators. Dr. Nelaturi earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.Sc. in Manufacturing from the University of Bath in the U.K., and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from RV College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.