Ramani Duraiswami is CEO and co-founder of VisiSonics Corporation and a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Ramani has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins, and a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay. Over the last decade he and his colleagues have researched and developed several unique technologies related to the perception of three-dimensional sound and its capture, analysis, and personalized recreation. He is excited by the emergence of AR and VR in gaming, cinema, and entertainment, and especially by the growing realization that accurate and consistent audio is essential for immersion and the success of this nascent industry.