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Program Co-Chairs

Paul Richard
University of Angers

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. 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

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 multimedia rese
arch 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.  
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Francisco Abad, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Marco Agus, King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology, Saudi Arabia
Marco Ament, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Lilian Aveneau, University of Poitiers, France
Francesco Banterle, Visual Computing Lab, Italy
Hu-Jun Bao, Zhejiang University, China
Thomas Bashford-Rogers, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Dominique Bechmann, CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Rafael Bidarra, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Venceslas Biri, University Paris Est, France
Fernando Birra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / UNL, Portugal
Kristopher J. Blom, Virtual Human Technologies, Czech Republic
Carles Bosch, Eurecat, Spain
Stephen Brooks, Dalhousie University, Canada
Cédric Buche, LabSticc-CERV, France
Maria Beatriz Carmo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
L. G. Casado, University of Almeria, Spain
Eva Cerezo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Raphaelle Chaine, LIRIS Université Lyon 1, France
Teresa Chambel, Lasige, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Antoni Chica, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Hwan-gue Cho, Pusan National University, Korea, Republic of
Miguel Chover, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Marc Christie, IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France
Ana Paula Cláudio, BioISI, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France
António Cardoso Costa, ISEP, Portugal
Carsten Dachsbacher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, Impa, Brazil
Fabian Di Fiore, Hasselt University, Belgium
Miguel Sales Dias, Microsoft Language Development Center / ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Paulo Dias, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
John Dingliana, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Thierry Duval, IMT Atlantique, France
Arjan Egges, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Elmar Eisemann, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Marius Erdt, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, Singapore
Bianca Falcidieno, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Petros Faloutsos, York University, Canada
Pedro Faria Lopes, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Jean-Philippe Farrugia, LIRIS Lab, France
Francisco R. Feito, University of Jaén, Spain
Jie-Qing Feng, State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University, China
Mauro Figueiredo, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Cedric Fleury, Université de Paris-Sud, France
Carla Maria Dal Sasso Freitas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Alejandro García-Alonso, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Miguel Gea, University of Granada, Spain
Djamchid Ghazanfarpour, Xlim Laboratory (UMR CNRS 7252) - University of Limoges, France
Stephane Gobron, HES-SO / Arc, Switzerland
Alexandrino Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Laurent Grisoni, University of Lille Science & Technologies, France
Jerome Grosjean, LSIIT, France
James Hahn, George Washington University, United States
Vlastimil Havran, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Nancy Hitschfeld, University of Chile, Chile
Ludovic Hoyet, INRIA Rennes - Centre Bretagne Atlantique, France
Andres Iglesias, University of Cantabria, Spain
Insung Ihm, Sogang University, Korea, Republic of
Alex Pappachen James, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Jean-Pierre Jessel, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
Juan José Jiménez Delgado, Universidad de Jaen, Spain
Xiaogang Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Robert Joan-Arinyo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Chris Joslin, Carleton University, Canada
Josef Kohout, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Torsten Kuhlen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Richard Kulpa, Université Rennes 2, France
Won-sook Lee, University of Ottawa, Canada
Miguel Leitão, ISEP, Portugal
Alejandro León, University of Granada, Spain
Frederick Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Hélio Lopes, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Jorge Lopez-Moreno, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Joaquim Madeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
João Madeiras Pereira, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal
Luís Magalhães, University of Minho, Portugal
Michael Manzke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ricardo Marroquim, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil
Belen Masia, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Oliver Mattausch, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Nelson Max, University of California, United States
Daniel Meneveaux, University of Poitiers, France
Stéphane Mérillou, University of Limoges, France
Ramon Molla, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
David Mould, Carleton University, Canada
João Paulo Moura, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Georgios Papaioannou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Alexander Pasko, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Giuseppe Patané, CNR - Italian National Research Council, Italy
Daniel Patel, University of Bergen, Norway
Luis Paulo Santos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Nuria Pelechano, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
João Pereira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Sinésio Pesco, PUC-Rio Institute, Brazil
Christopher Peters, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Ruggero Pintus, CRS4 - Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Italy
Anna Puig, University of Barcelona, Spain
Inmaculada Remolar, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mickael Ribardière, University of Poitiers, XLIM, France
María Cecilia Rivara, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Inmaculada Rodríguez, University of Barcelona, Spain
Przemyslaw Rokita, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Teresa Romão, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade de Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Isaac Rudomin, BSC, Spain
Holly Rushmeier, Yale University, United States
Basile Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France
Mateu Sbert, Tianjin University/Universitat de Girona, Spain
Rafael J. Segura, Universidad de Jaen, Spain
Ari Shapiro, University of Southern California, United States
Frutuoso Silva, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
A. Augusto Sousa, FEUP/INESC Porto, Portugal
Ching-Liang Su, Da Yeh University, India
Jie Tang, Nanjing University, China
Domenico Tegolo, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Matthias Teschner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Daniel Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Juan Carlos Torres, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Torsten Ullrich, Fraunhofer Austria Research, Austria
Anna Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Luiz Velho, IMPA - Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Brazil
Andreas Weber, University of Bonn, Germany
Daniel Weiskopf, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Burkhard Wuensche, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lihua You, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom