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VRIC 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2008 (Laval Virtual) Special Issue
Simon Richir is Professor at ENSAM (Arts & Metiers ParisTech), high French engineers school, and director of "Presence & Innovation" research lab. He is scientific chair of 10th Virtual Reality International Conference (Laval, France). Dr. Richirs education and research domains are technological innovation, innovative projects driving and engineering design of Virtual reality systems.
GI VR/AR 2011 Workshop Special Issue
Sina Mostafawy studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Siegen. He started his phd in computergraphics in 1993 at the (GMD) German National Center for Information Technologies (today: Fraunhofer) and finished in 1996. He founded the spin off (rmh) for virtual reality installations. rmh conceptualizes and realizes 3D visualizations starting with classic computer animations leading to high-end interactive multiple-display Virtual Reality installations. It serves clients from the industry as well as art and cultural organizations. As a result rmh has developed numerous commercial projects as well as a number of VR installations in museums and exhibitions. Since 2004, Sina Mostafawy has been a full Professor of Computer Graphics and Animation at the University of Applied Scienes in Dusseldorf, Germany. The focus of his work is on teaching and on interdisciplinary projects with students from different departments.
GRAPP 2011 Special Issue
Paul Richard is Associate Professor at the Automation and Computer Science Department of ISTIA (Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l'Ingnénieur d'Angers, France) where he teaches Human-Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality. He received a PhD in Robotics in 1996 from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), and a MSc degrees in Electronics and Automation from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in 1991. Paul Richard is the head of the virtual reality team at the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Automatisés (LISA), University of Angers, France. His research focuses on virtual reality, multi-modal interaction and human performance evaluation in virtual environments. Paul Richard was Co-Chair of VRIC (Virtual Reality International Conference) held in LAVAL in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Virtual Reality (IJVR) since 2006.
CVMP 2010, CVMP 2008 Special Issue
Oliver Grau received a Diploma (Master) and a PhD from the University of Hanover, Germany. He now works for the BBC Research & Development Department in the UK. He was working on a number of national and international projects, including ACTS-PANORAMA, Link-Prometheus, IST-MetaVision and IST-ORIGAMI and is currently leading the TSB iview project on 3D visualisation of sport scenes. His research interests are in new innovative tools for visual media production using image processing, computer vision and computer graphic techniques and he published a number of research papers and patents on this topic. Further he was the initiator and chair of CVMP, the European Conference on Visual Media Production in London.
GI VR/AR 2010 Workshop Special Issue
Christian-A. Bohn is Professor at Wedel University of Applied Sciences, where he is responsible for the areas of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality. Since 1990, Christian Bohn is doing research in Computer Graphics and Artificial Neural Networks. His special interests include the use of Neural Networks for solving problems from the field of Computer Graphics, which is documented in more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Starting at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Darmstadt, he was affiliated with German National Research Center for Computer Science and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Sankt Augustin as scientist and head of department. Christian Bohn received his Doctorate degree from Dortmund University and gave lectures at Siegen University and Dortmund University of Applied Sciences.
VRIC 2010, 2009 and 2008 (Laval Virtual) Special Issue
Indira Thouvenin works as an associate professor at the University of Technology Compiegne. She is teaching Virtual Reality at the department of mechanical systems. Her research interest is in the field of collaborative design in virtual environments, believability of virtual worlds, and knowledge integration in CVE. This line of research is connecting the digital mock up to the virtual mock up considering the user perception while designing in a cooperative context. A recent interest is the question of 2D/3D: representation of knowledge is often in a 2D dimension while navigation in a virtual mock up is made in 3D. Virtual environments can be augmented adding intent in navigation and offering dynamic representations with new metaphors for interaction.
Marc Erich Latoschik
GI VR/AR Workshop 2009 Special Issue
Marc Latoschik studied mathematics and computer sciences at the University of Paderborn, the New York Institute of Technology and the Bielefeld University. After several accompanying years in the computer business, he received his PhD in 2001 in the area of multimodal–gesture and speech–interaction for Virtual Reality. He headed the AI & VR Lab of the AI group at the Bielefeld University until 2007, became professor for media informatics at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin before he started the Intelligent Graphics Group of Bayreuth University in 2009. His work is interdisciplinary oriented towards human-computer interaction interconnecting real-time 3D graphics and simulation, virtual and augmented environments, Artificial Intelligence, and cognitive sciences.
GRAPP 2009 Special Issue
João Pereira is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Technical University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico - IST/UTL) where he teaches Computer Graphics. João Pereira holds a PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering (Computer Graphics) from IST/UTL, Technical University, December 1996. He received also a MSc and a BsEE degrees in Electrical and Computers Engineering from IST/UTL, respectively in 1989 and 1984. He coordinates the Visualization and Simulation action line of the VIMMI group at INESC-ID (Computer Systems Engineering Institute). His main research fields are Real-Time Rendering, 3D Game Programming, Serious Games, Networked Virtual Environments, Augmented Reality and Parallel Computer Graphics. He won several prizes like the international 2nd Prize at "1994 MasParChallenge Contest" and the national 1st prizes "Best Graphic Interactive Demonstrator" in 2004 and 2002, respectively, with the games "Lost Ages – A Massive Role Playing Game" and "Peace and War Games: Large Scale Simulation Over the Internet". He has been involved with several European and National projects He was also proposal evaluator of the FET during 2009. He is author or co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers presented at national and international events and journals. Professor Pereira is member of the Eurographics Association.
CVMP 2008 Special Issue
Marcus Magnor heads the Computer Graphics Lab of the Computer Science Department at Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig). He received his BA (1995) and MS (1997) in Physics from Würzburg University and the University of New Mexico, respectively, and his PhD (2000) in Electrical Engineering from the Telecommunications Lab at Erlangen University. For his post-graduate studies, he joined the Computer Graphics Lab at Stanford University. In 2002, he established the Independent Research Group Graphics-Optics-Vision at the Max-Planck-Institut Informatik in Saarbrücken. He completed his habilitation and received the venia legendi in Computer Science from Saarland University in 2005. His research interests meander along the visual information processing pipeline, from image formation, acquisition, and analysis to image synthesis, display, perception, and cognition. Recent and ongoing research topics include video-based rendering, 3D-TV, augmented vision, video editing, optical phenomena, as well as astrophysical visualization.
GI VR/AR Workshop 2008 Special Issue
Torsten Kuhlen is the head of the Virtual Reality Group at RWTH Aachen University, and a lecturer in computer science as well as electrical engineering. He received his Diploma in Computer Science in 1992 and a doctoral degree in natural sciences from RWTH Aachen in 1998. His research interests concern basic technologies as well as scientific applications of VR. He was responsible for several VR joint research projects in the field of mechanical engineering, flow simulation, medicine, and life science, funded by the German Research Foundation, the German Federal Research Ministry, and industry. He is a co-organizer and a member in the program committee of several international VR and visualization conferences. Since 2006, he is the speaker of the steering committee of the VR/AR chapter of Germany's computer society.
GRAPP 2008 Special Issue
José Braz was born in Lisbon in 1963. In 1987 concluded a MsC degree in Radiotechnical Engineering from the Одесский политехнический институт, in Odessa, former USSR, and in 2004, when coming back from industry to research, finished one other Master Thesis in Computer Graphics from the IST/UTL, Lisbon. In the present he is working on its PhD thesis around the insertion of animated humanoids in augmented reality scenarios.
He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Department of Systems and informatics of the High School of Technology at the Politechnic Institute of Setúbal while does its research work at the VIMMI group in the INESC-ID. As editor he has some books published on Kluwer – Enterprise Information Systems IV (Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academics Publishers, 2003) and Springer – Informatics on Control, Automation and Robotics I (Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Springer, 2006) and “Advances in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision” (Berlin, Germany, Springer, 2007).
Professor Braz is member of the Eurographics Association and President of the General Assembly of INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication. In the past three years he was the Conference Chair of GRAPP – International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications.
EuroITV 2006 Special Issue
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos holds an MEng (Electronics and Computer Engineering, 1999) an MSc. (Marketing and Communication, 2001), and a Ph.D. (Human-Computer Interaction, 2004).Since 1997, he has been a member of four academic research labs (Greece, UK, Germany), which specialize in the areas of multimedia, e-commerce, intelligent systems and interaction design. He has participated in many EC research projects in the field of human- computer interaction for information, communication and entertainment applications in TV, mobile, and ubiquitous appliances. In 2002, he founded UITV.INFO, which is a newsletter and web portal for interactive television research resources (papers, theses), news and events. In 2006, he organized the 4th European Interactive TV conference in Athens, Greece. Since April 2006, he is a Marie Curie post-doc fellow at the department of architecture at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, in Germany.