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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Chair


Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal
Portugal
http://ltodi.est.ips.pt


Brief Bio
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Program Co-Chairs


Paul Richard
University of Angers
France
http://laris.univ-angers.fr


Brief Bio
Paul Richard is Associate Professor at University of Angers (France) since 2000. He received a M.S. degree and a PhD. in Robotics from the University Paris VI respectively in 1992 and 1996. Paul Richard leads the virtual reality research activities in the Laboratoire Angevin de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes (LARIS) of the University of Angers. For almost two decades his research has focused on virtual reality, 3D interaction and human performance in virtual environments.


Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva
Switzerland
www.miralab.ch


Brief Bio
Professor Thalmann joined NTU in August 2009 as the Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Media Innovation.  She has authored dozens of books, published more than 600 papers on virtual humans/virtual worlds and social robots (jointly with her PhD students), organised major conferences as CGI, CASA, and delivered more than 300 keynote addresses, some of them at global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos.

During her illustrious career, she also established MIRALab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, a ground-breaking interdisciplinary multime
ia research institute. She participated in more than 50 European research projects, helping MIRALab to develop revolutionising interdisciplinary research in computer graphics, computer animation, and virtual worlds and producing impactful work that synergises art, fashion, computer graphics. Her work is regularly displayed at museums, galleries and fashion shows. Her most recent work includes the 3D virtual patient, including a case study on visualizing the articulations of ballerinas while dancing or soccer players.  
 
In NTU, Singapore, recently, she revolutionized social robotics by unveiling the first social robot Nadine that can have mood and emotions and remember people and actions. (See wikipedia: social Nadine robot).

Besides having bachelor's and master's degrees in disciplines such as psychology, biology, chemistry and computer science, Professor Thalmann completed her PhD in quantum physics at the University of Geneva.  She has received honorary doctorates from Leibniz University of Hannover and the University of Ottawa in Canada and several prestigious other awards as the Humboldt Research Award in Germany.

She is Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer, co-Editor-in-Chief of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and editor of many other scientific journals. She is a life member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.  
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Magnenat_Thalmann
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Doctoral Consortium Chair


Lars Linsen
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
http://www.wwu.de/VISIX


Brief Bio
Lars Linsen is a Full Professor of Computational Science and Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Science of the Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. He received his academic degrees in Computer Science from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, including a diploma in 1997 and a Ph.D. in 2001. After three years as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of California, Davis, U.S.A., and two years as an Assistant Professor at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany, he joined Jacobs University as an Associate Professor in 2006 and was ap ointed a Full Professor in 2012. He is also the chair of the research center on Mathematics, Modeling, and Computing (MAMOC) at Jacobs University. Lars Linsen's research interests are primarily in the area of Data Visualization. ... More >>

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