Jannick Rolland is the Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, the Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO) and the Director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Engineering. Prof. Rolland earned a Diploma from the Institut D’Optique in 1984, and MS (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Optical Science from the University of Arizona. Prof. Rolland served on the editorial board of the Journal Presence (MIT Press) (1996-2006), and as Associate Editor of Optical Engineering (1999-2004). She is a Fellow of the OSA and SPIE, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of SID, director of the ODAlab, Director of the board of OSA. She was awarded the 2014 David Richardson Medal of the Optical Society for visionary contributions and leadership in optical design and engineering, enabling noninvasive, optical biopsy.