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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Chair

Kadi Bouatouch
IRISA, University of Rennes 1

Brief Bio
Professor Kadi Bouatouch is an electronics and automatic systems engineer (ENSEM 1974). He was awarded a PhD in 1977 (University of Nancy 1, France) and a higher doctorate on computer science in the field of computer graphics in 1989 (University of Rennes 1, France). He is/was working on global illumination, lighting simulation for complex environments, GPU based rendering, HDR imaging and computer vision. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the university of Rennes 1 (France) and researcher at IRISA Rennes (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires). He was the head of the FRVSense team with in IRISA. He was/is member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and reviewer for several Computer Graphics journals such as: The Visual Computer, ACM Trans. On Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Trans. On Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Trans. On image processing, etc. He also acted as a reviewer for many conferences and workshops. He has reported for several PhD theses or higher doctorates in France and abroad (USA, UK, Belgium, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Algeria, etc.). He was an associate editor for the Visual Computer Journal. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

A. Augusto Sousa

Brief Bio
Augusto Sousa (m) got his PhD in 1996 in FEUP (Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal), in the area of Computer Graphics/Image Synthesis and Parallel Computing. He has been teaching in the same Faculty since 1983, in areas related to Computer Architectures and Computer Graphics. Currently, he is member of the Executive Board of FEUP, being the Vice-President of the Academic Affairs Council. Between 2008 and 2014, he was the director of MIEIC - Master in Informatics Engineering and Computing (a 5 years master program). Since 1985, he has been a researcher in INESC/INESC Porto, where he was the Co ordinator of the Information Systems and Computer Graphics Unit. He has been supervisor of several doctoral and masters' theses, in various areas of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Geographical Information Systems. A. Augusto de Sousa has been the main researcher of several R&D projects related to Advanced/Intuitive Interaction, Image Synthesis, Virtual Reality and Multisensory Virtual Environments. As a member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese EUROGRAPHICS Chapter, he was, in two different periods of time, President, Vice-President and Treasurer, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the EUROGRAPHICS Association itself. ... More >>

Kurt Debattista
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Kurt Debattista is an Associate Professor (Reader) and Director of Research Degrees at WMG, University of Warwick. He holds a PhD from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Psychology and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science. His research has focused on high-fidelity rendering, parallel computing, high-dynamic range imaging, machine learning, serious games, and applied perception. He has had grants funded with EPSRC, InnovateUK/TSB, Royal Society, HVM Catapult, NHS, EU, and internal funding. In 2013 he was granted a Royal Society Industrial fellowship. He has been engaged with coll aboration with industry in several projects including work with JLR, Arup and Lear amongst others. ... More >>


Associate Chairs

Area: Geometry and Modeling
Gustavo Patow
Universitat de Girona

Brief Bio
Gustavo Patow is an Associate Professor at the Universitat de Girona, Spain. He received his PhD from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, and currently is head of the Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG). He has led several international and national projects, including urbanEvolution that studies the temporal evolution of different aspects of the urban structure; and the GEN3DLIVE project for 3D models from large data sets for human environments and life quality.

Area: Rendering
Daniel Meneveaux
University of Poitiers

Brief Bio
Daniel Meneveaux is a Professor at the University of Poitiers (France) and XLIM institute (CNRS UMR 7252). He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the university of Rennes (France), hired as Associate Professor in 1999. His fields of interest are lighting simulation, image-based rendering, complex indoor scenes management, with some extensions to topology-based geometric modeling and hierarchical representations.

Area: Animation and Simulation
Veronica Costa Orvalho
Didimo Inc. Universidade do Porto

Brief Bio
Verónica Orvalho is an optimist engineer. Veronica has a PhD in Computer Graphic, is a Professor at Porto University and the founder and CEO of Didimo. Fascinated by the many ways in which people communicate, learn and share knowledge, she set out to discover a new way to interact and install trust and empathy in the digital era – at scale. She recently gave a TEDx talk, received the Women Who Tech Award in New York and the IBM scientific award. Veronica is an international speaker and an active member of the SIGGRAPH community. Her inventions have been used by Universal Studios, Sony, Microsoft and Amazon.

Area: Interactive Environments
Daniel Gonçalves
INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico

Brief Bio
Daniel Gonçalves is a researcher at the Visualization and Multimodal Interfaces Group of INESC-ID and Professor of Computer Science at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UL), the School of Engineering of the University of Lisboa, Portugal. His research encompasses the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Personal Information Management and Gamification, and has published over 170 peer-reviewed publications in those areas, as well as being the co-author of a textbook on Human-Computer Interaction. He was one of the organizers and Technical Program Chair of IFIP INTERACT and ACM Internationa l Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, is member of the Editorial Board of the Universal Access to the Information Society journal, ACM Senior Member, and member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Computer Graphics Group (the national Eurographics chapter). ... More >>