Alexander Bucksch is currently Research Scientist at the Weitz group at Georgia Tech with a general interest in shape description and shape formation in plants. He joined the group in 2011 and is currently on the job market. In particular he is working on applications of tip-driven growth simulations, mathematical descriptions of branching structures and imaging methods for root phenotyping. In his efforts to advance the quantification and computation of plant shapes he develops novel algorithmic concepts that he turns into real-world applications. For examples of his work see www.bucksch.nl.