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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 >>

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. He was member of the Executive Board of FEUP, being the Vice-President of the Academic Affairs Council, from 2014 to 2022. 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 w as the Coordinator 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 >>


GRAPP Program Co-Chairs

Thomas Bashford-Rogers
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Thomas Bashford-Rogers is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. He obtained his PhD in Computer Graphics in 2011 and has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Bristol. His research interests are focused around rendering and high dynamic range imaging, specifically Monte Carlo and MCMC methods for light transport simulation, material models, natural phenomena such as sky illumination, quantum computing, inverse tone mapping, and the use of human perception for graphics.

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 Professor in 2010. His fields of interest are lighting simulation, reflectance models, image-based rendering, complex scenes management, including topology-based geometric modeling and hierarchical representations.


HUCAPP Program Chair

Mounia Ziat
Bentley University
United States

Brief Bio
Relying on her multidisciplinary background, Dr. Ziat's approach to science is holistic; her goals are to better understand perception and human interaction with the natural and artificial environment. For the last eighteen years, she have been studying haptic and multimodal perception by combining engineering, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction (HCI), and neuroscience to understand all aspects of human touch. From the moment fingers contact a surface to the time information reaches the brain, her research focusses on making sense of sensations that lead to a stable perception of the world. Dr. Ziat holds an Electronic Engineering degree and a Master and Ph.D. in Cognitive Science. Dr. Ziat is an Associate Professor at Bentley University. ... More >>


IVAPP Program Co-Chairs

Stefan Jänicke
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark

Brief Bio
Stefan Jänicke is Associate Professor for Data Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. He received his PhD degree in computer science in 2016 from Leipzig University, Germany. His research interests relate to information visualization and visual analytics with a focus on text-, time- and geo-visualization, and their application in research areas like (digital) humanities, linguistics, social sciences, biology and sports.

Helen C. Purchase
Monash University

Brief Bio
Helen C. Purchase is a Professor in the Department of Human-Centred Computing at Monash University. While her main interest is the evaluation of the visual presentation of graphs, she also takes part in several empirical research projects investigating a variety of different visual stimuli. She has published several papers in the area of computer science education and educational technology.


VISAPP Program Co-Chairs

Antonino Furnari
University of Catania

Brief Bio
Antonino Furnari is an Assistant Professor at the University of Catania. He received his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2017 from the University of Catania and authored one patent and more than 50 papers in international book chapters, journals and conference proceedings. Antonino Furnari is involved in the organization of different international events, such as the Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) workshop series (since 2016), the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS) (since 2017), and the Egocentric Perception Interaction and Computing (EPIC) workshop series (since 2018) a nd the EGO4D workshop series (since 2022). Since 2018, he has been involved in the collection, release, and maintenance of the EPIC-KITCHENS dataset series, and in particular in the egocentric action anticipation and action detection challenges. Since 2021, he has been involved in the collection and benchmarking of the EGO4D dataset. He is co-founder of NEXT VISION s.r.l., an academic spin-off the the University of Catania since 2021. His research interests concern Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, with focus on First Person Vision. More information is available at ... More >>

Petia Radeva
Universitat de Barcelona

Brief Bio
"Prof. Petia Radeva is a Full professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Head of the Consolidated Research Group “Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Applications” at the University of Barcelona at UB ( and Senior researcher in Computer Vision Center ( She was PI of UB in 7 European, 3 international and more than 25 national projects devoted to applying Computer Vision and Machine learning for real problems like food intake monitoring (e.g. for patients with kidney transplants and for older people). Petia Radeva is a Crossreader of the Pathfinder EU program, and was REA-F ET-OPEN vice-chair since 2015 on, and international mentor in the Wild Cards EIT program since 2017.
She is an Associate editor of Pattern Recognition journal (Q1, IP=7.196) and International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Q2, IP=3.13).
She is a Research Manager of the State Agency of Research (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.
Petia Radeva belongs to the top 2% of the World ranking of scientists with the major impact in the field of TIC according to the citations indicators of the popular ranking of Stanford. Moreover, she was awarded IAPR Fellow since 2015, ICREA Academia assigned to the 30 best scientists in Catalonia for her scientific merits since 2014, received several international awards (“Aurora Pons Porrata” of CIARP, Prize “Antonio Caparrós” for the best technology transfer of UB, etc).
She supervised 22 PhD students and published more than 100 SCI journal publications and 250 international chapters and proceedings, her Google scholar h-index is 50 with more than 9600 cites.
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