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Conference Chair

Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal

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GRAPP Program Co-Chairs

Kadi Bouatouch

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) and a higher doctorate on computer science in the field of computer graphics in 1989 (University of Rennes 1). He is working on global illumination, lighting simulation for complex environments, GPU based rendering and computer vision. He is currently Professor at the university of Rennes 1 (France) and researcher at IRISA Rennes (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires). He is the head of the FRVSense team within IRISA. He is a member of Eurographics, A CM and IEEE. He was/is member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and referee 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. ... More >>

Ana Paula Cláudio
BioISI, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Ana Paula Cláudio is an Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), and a researcher in BioISI- Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI). She holds a Mathematics degree from FCUL and a PhD in Informatics from the same University. Her main research interests are on Computer Graphics in general, 3D modeling, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Serious Games, Digital Heritage, and she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses covering these topics.


HUCAPP Program Co-Chairs

Alexis Paljic
Mines Paristech

Brief Bio
Alexis Paljic is an associate professor in the Centre for Robotics, PSL-Research University, Mines ParisTech. His research field is immersion and interaction in virtual reality. He conducts research to explore the conditions of realistic response in virtual reality in the context of predictive use of VR, such as industrial design or therapy. He also seeks to adapt immersion and interaction in the context of wide public use of VR: emerging forms of cinema, games, or cultural mediation.

Manuela Chessa
University of Genoa

Brief Bio
Manuela Chessa is a Assistant Professor at Dept. of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering of the University of Genoa. She received her MSc in from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2005, and the Ph.D. in Bioengineering from University of Genoa in 2009, under the supervision of Prof. S. P. Sabatini. She has been working in the PSPC Lab since 2005, and from 2015, she is with the SLIPGURU Research Group (www.slipguru.unige.it). Her research interests are focused on the study of biological and artificial vision systems, on the development of bioinspired models, and of natural human-machine interfaces based on virtual, augmented and mixed reality. She studies the use of novel sensing technologies (e.g. Microsoft Kinect, Leap Motion, Intel Real Sense) and of visualization devices (e.g. 3D monitors, head-mounted-displays, tablets) to develop natural interaction systems, always having in mind the human perception. In particular, she is active in studying misperception issues, visual stress and fatigue that arise by using such systems. She has been involved in several national and international research projects. She is author and co-author of 39 peer reviewed scientific papers, both on ISI journal and on International Conferences, of 5 book chapters, and of 2 edited book. ... More >>


IVAPP Program Co-Chairs

Christophe Hurter
French Civil Aviation University (ENAC)

Brief Bio
Christophe Hurter is professor at the Interactive Data Visualization group (part of the DEVI team) of the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. He is also an associate researcher at the research center for the French Military Air Force Test Center (CReA). His research cover information visualization (InfoVis) and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially the visualization of multivariate data in space and time. He also investigates the design of scalable visual interfaces and the development of pixel based rendering techniques. Throughout His career, he has been involved with several pr ojects including: Interactive Big Data exploration tools, graph simplifications (edge bundling), paper based interactions, augmented and virtual reality, 3D visualization... ... More >>

Andreas Kerren
Linnaeus University

Brief Bio
Andreas Kerren received the BS and MS degrees as well as his PhD degree from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. He is currently a Full Professor in Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics, Linnaeus University, Sweden, where he is heading the research group for Information and Software Visualization (ISOVIS). His main research interests include the areas of Information Visualization, Software Visualization, Visual Analytics, and Human-Computer Interaction. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE Computer Society and of various networks such as the European Network on Wor d Structure or the IFIP Working Group 13.7: HCI and Visualization. ... More >>


VISAPP Program Co-Chairs

Giovanni Maria Farinella
Università di Catania

Brief Bio
Giovanni Maria Farinella received the M.S. degree in Computer Science (egregia cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2008. He joined the Image Processing Laboratory (IPLAB) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, in 2008. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. He has edited five volumes and coauthored more than 100 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of five international patents. He serves as a reviewer and on the programme committee for major international journals and international conferences. He founded (in 2006) and currently directs the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS). ... More >>

Alain Tremeau
Université Jean Monnet in Saint Etienne

Brief Bio
Alain Trémeau is Professor at University Jean Monnet. He is member of the Laboratoire Hubert Curien (UMR 5516). His research activity covers several topics and applications related to color imaging, color science and computer vision. He published numerous book chapters and articles in the field of color science and recently in the domain of cultural heritage. He coordinates two international master degrees in the fields of color science (COSI and CIMET).


GRAPP Area Chairs

Area: Geometry and Modeling
Bruno Levy
Inria Research

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Bruno Levy is a senior researcher with Inria, and the head of the ALICE group (geometry processing and computer fabrication) that he created in 2004 (now 8 faculties). He received the Inria/French Academy of Sciences young researcher award in 2011. He is associate editor for ACM TOG and Graphical Models, and he is a member of the steering committee of SMA/SPM. He was paper co-chair of Eurographics 2014, Pacific raphic 2013, SGP 2010, SPM 2008 and 2007. During the first part of his carreer (2000-2010) he focused on mesh parameterization, texture mapping and conversion between representations (e.g. mesh to S plines). More recently, in the frame of his ERC projects GOODSHAPE and VORPALINE, he worked on sampling (vector quantization) and meshing (isotropic, anisotropic, hex-dominant mesh generation). He currently works on scientific computing and computational physics, developping umerical algorithms for solving partial differential equations (such as Monge-Ampere involved in ptimal transport) and practical geometric algorithms (robust predicates, anisotropic Voronoi diagrams in high dimensions and hexahedral meshing), with applications in fluid dynamics and astrophysics. ... More >>

Area: Rendering
Jaroslav Krivanek
Charles University in Prague
Czech Republic

Brief Bio
Jaroslav is an associate professor of computer science at Charles University, Prague, and a co-founder and the Director of Research of Render Legion, the company behind Corona Renderer. Previously, he was affiliated with Cornell University, Czech Technical University, Prague, and University of Central Florida. Jaroslav received his Ph.D. from INRIA Rennes, France. His primary research interest is in realistic rendering, especially Monte Carlo methods for light transport simulation. His technology was adopted, among other, by Weta Digital, PIXAR, Allegorithmic, and of course Render Legion and Chaos Group. Jaroslav was selected for the New Europe 100 “list of outstanding challengers from Central and Eastern Europe”. ... More >>

Area: Interactive Environments
Maria Beatriz Carmo
BioISI, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Maria Beatriz Carmo is assistant professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Her research interests are Visualization, Augmented Reality, Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics

Area: Animation and Simulation
Ludovic Hoyet
INRIA Rennes - Centre Bretagne Atlantique

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Ludovic hoyet is a researcher at Inria Rennes, working in the MimeTIC group since 2015. He received his PhD from INSA de Rennes in November 2010, under the supervision of Pr. Franck Multon (University of Rennes 2, M2S lab) and Dr. Taku Komura (University of Edinburgh, IPAB), then worked as a Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, under the supervision of Pr. Carol O'Sullivan. His research interests include real-time animation and perception of virtual humans.


VISAPP Area Chairs

Area: Image Formation and Preprocessing
M. Emre Celebi
University of Central Arkansas
United States

Brief Bio
M. Emre Celebi received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2002. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, USA) in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He is currently a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Celebi has actively pursued research in image processing/analysis and data mining with an emphasis on medical image analysis, color image processing, and partitional clustering. He has worked o n several projects funded by the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and published over 140 articles in reputable journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Celebi is an editorial board member of four international journals, reviews for over 110 international journals, and served on the program committee of more than 130 international conferences. He has been invited as speaker to several colloquia, workshops, and conferences, is the organizer of several workshops, and the editor of several journal special issues and books. He is a senior member of the IEEE and SPIE. ... More >>

Area: Applications and Services
Guanbin Li
Sun Yat-sen University

Brief Bio
Guanbin Li received the PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2016. He is currently a research associate professor in School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University. He was a recipient of Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship, National Natural Science Foundation of China and the CCF-Tencent Open Research Fund. He has authorized and co-authorized on more than 20 papers in top-tier academic journals and conferences, including TIP, TNNLS, CVPR, ICCV and AAAI. He has been serving as a reviewer for numerous academic journals such as TPAMI, TIP, TMM and IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics. He has also ser ved as a program committee member of many leading international conferences, such as CVPR2018 and IJCAI2018. His current research interests include deep learning based image understanding, image processing and video analytics. ... More >>

Area: Image and Video Understanding
Fabio Galasso

Brief Bio
Dr Fabio Galasso heads the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), an international team conducting R&D in artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning, in relation to smart lighting applications. Prior to OSRAM, Fabio has conducted academic research and piloted novel research directions in video analysis at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). He received his Master's Degree cum laude from the RomaTre University (Italy) and his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK). Fabio is an active member of the computer vision and ma chine learning community and served recently as area chair at international conferences, as reviewer for journals and conferences and as co-chair of international workshops. ... More >>

Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Zoltan Kato
University of Szeged

Brief Bio
Zoltan Kato received the BS and MS degrees in computer science from the Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary in 1988 and 1990, and the PhD degree from University of Nice doing his research at INRIA -- Sophia Antipolis, France in 1994. Since then, he has been a visiting research associate at the Computer Science Department of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; an ERCIM postdoc fellow at CWI, Amsterdam; and a visiting fellow at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. In 2002, he joined the Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary, where he is heading the Dep artment of Image Processing and Computer Graphics. His research interests include image segmentation, registration, shape matching, statistical image models, Markov random fields, color, texture, motion, shape modeling, variational and level set methods. He has served on several program committees of major conferences (e.g. Area Chair for ICIP 2008, 2009) and has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is the President of the Hungarian Association for Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (KEPAF) and a Senior Member of IEEE. ... More >>

Area: Image and Video Analysis
Raimondo Schettini
University of Milano Bicocca

Brief Bio
Raimondo Schettini is a professor at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy). He is a vice director of the Department of Informatics, Systems, and Communication, and head of the Imaging and Vision Lab. He has been associated with the Italian National Research Council since 1987, where he led the color imaging lab from 1990 to 2002. He has been a team leader in several research projects and published more than 400 refereed papers and six patents about color reproduction, and image processing, analysis, and classification. He is a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition for his contributions to pattern recognition research and color image analysis. ... More >>