Alberto Bressan obtained in Ph.D. in 1982 from University of Colorado, Boulder. He was then a researcher at the University of Padova in Italy from 1982 to 1986. He was then hired as an Associate Professor at University of Colorado, Boulder, where he stayed from 1986 to 1991. He then moved to Italy where he became a Professor at S.I.S.S.A. in Trieste from 1991 until 2003. Since 2003, he is a Professor at Penn State University. Professor Bressan received numerous accolades including being a plenary speaker at the ICM in Beijing in 2002 and being a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012. His research interests are diverse and include hyperbolic conservation laws, nonlinear wave equations, controlled growth and shape optimization in biology, traffic flow on networks, optimal control and differential inclusions.