Adam Finkelstein is a professor of computer science at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1997. His research interests focus on creating tools that help artists express themselves in the digital medium, including photo and video manipulation and stylized rendering for animation. With others at Princeton, he founded and organizes the Art of Science Exhibition. He has been an active contributor and volunteer at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference, and chaired the SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers program. He holds several patents and has received a number of awards including the NSF CAREER Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. Finkelstein lived the good life of a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, drank a lot of coffee, and eventually received a Ph.D. in 1996. In the late 1980's, he was a software engineer at Tibco in Palo Alto, where he developed software for the financial industry and windsurfed in the San Francisco Bay. He was an undergraduate student at Swarthmore College (class of 1987) where he studied, occasionally, physics and computer science.