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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous VISIGRAPP conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Virtual Reality in Mental Health: A Self-Counselling Approach  
Mel Slater, University of Barcelona, Spain

Multi-Modal Human-Machine Interaction: Joint Optimization of Single Modalities and Automatic Learning of Communication Channel Fusion    
Gerhard Rigoll, Technical University of Munich, Germany

The Predictable Side of Unpredictable Humans    
Alvitta Ottley, Washington University, United States

Data-centred Deep Learning Models for Food Fine-Grained Recognition    
Petia Radeva, Mathematics and Computer Science, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain


Beyond the Third Dimension: How Multidimensional Projections and Machine Learning Can Help Each Other    
Alexandru Telea, Utrecht University, Netherlands

The Infinite Loop  
Ferran Argelaguet, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France

Human Tactile Mechanics and the Design of Haptic Interfaces    
Vincent Hayward, Sorbonne University, France

Data-Centric Computer Vision    
Liang Zheng, School of Computing, Australian National University, Australia


Wearable Human Augmentation  
Roope Raisamo, Tampere University, Finland

Brain Computer Interfaces for Extended Reality  
Fotis Liarokapis, CYENS - Centre of Excellence and Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

The Risky Business of Visualizing Known Unknowns for Decision Making with Maps  
Sara Irina Fabrikant, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Neural Implicit Representations for 3D Vision and Beyond    
Andreas Geiger, Autonomous Vision Group (AVG), University of Tübingen, Germany


3D Indoor Scene Understanding with Scene Graphs and Self-supervision  
Federico Tombari, Google and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Visualization in the Real World: Confluence of Visualization and Augmented Reality    
Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Data-driven Storytelling  
Nathalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research, United States


Semantic 3D Scene Understanding in RGB-D Scans    
Matthias Niessner, Technical University of Munich, Germany

The Computing Challenges of Mixed-Reality  
Anthony Steed, University College London, United Kingdom

High Dynamic Range: Where to next?    
Alan Chalmers, WMG, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Experimental Pitfalls  
Helen Purchase, Monash University, Australia and University of Glasgow, United Kingdom


Building Emotionally Intelligent AI: From Sensing to Synthesis  
Daniel McDuff, Microsoft, United States

Reinventing Movies: How Do We Tell Stories in VR?
Diego Gutierrez, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Robust Fitting of Multiple Models in Computer Vision  
Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic

A Fine-grained Perspective onto Object Interactions from First-person Views  
Dima Damen, Computer Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom


The Perception of Physical Interactions in Mixed Reality  
Carol O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Geometry and Learning in 3D Shape Processing Problems  
Alexander Bronstein, Israel Institute of Technology,Tel Aviv University and Intel Corporation, Israel

Immersive Analytics - Methodology and Applications in the Life Sciences  
Falk Schreiber, University of Konstanz, Germany and Monash University Melbourne, Germany

Modeling Human-agent Interaction  
Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS/University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France


Challenges for Visual Analytics    
Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Perceptually-Based Rendering  
Holly Rushmeier, Yale University, United States

Understanding Complex Networks    
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA, France

The Future of Social Robots - A Case Study with Nadine Humanoid Robot  
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Miralab, NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Visual Data Science - Advancing Science through Visual Reasoning  
Torsten Moeller, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Groups and Crowds - Detection, Tracking and Behavior Analysis of People Aggregations    
Vittorio Murino, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy

Trends and Challenges of Augmented Reality    
Dieter Schmalstieg, Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria

Command Selection and User Expertise    
Gilles Bailly, CNRS; Telecom ParisTech; University Paris-Saclay, France


Social Cameras
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Gesture Interaction with Virtual Humans and Social Robots  
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Topological and Feature-based Visualization
Gerik Scheuermann, Independent Researcher, Germany

From Single Object to Contextual Authentication - A New Challenge in Multimedia Forensics and Beyond
Mauro Barni, Dept. of Information Engineering, Università di Siena, Italy


Past, Present, and Future in and of Software Visualization
Stephan Diehl, University of Trier, Germany

Visual Content Fingerprinting and Search - An MPEG Perspective
Miroslaw Z. Bober, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

On Interaction in Data Mining    
Andreas Holzinger, Human-Centered AI Lab, Institute for Medical Informatics and Statistics, Medical University Graz, Austria

Ubiquitous, Dynamic Inclusion and Fusion of Tracking Data from Various Sources for Mobile AR Applications in "AR-ready Environments"  
Gudrun Klinker, Independent Researcher, Germany


Virtual Pets and Avatars - Simulation, Interaction, and Emergent Ecosystems  
Jeffrey Ventrella, Visual Music Systems, United States

Interactive Visualization for Cultural Heritage - Current Capabilities and Open Issues  
Roberto Scopigno, Independent Researcher, Italy

Re-inventing and Re-implementing the Wheel - Visualization Component Reuse in a Large Enterprise
Frank van Ham, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom

Parallel Coordinates - Breaching 3-D and Onward to BIG DATA
Alfred Inselberg, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel


IMPROVING THE VISIBLE WITH THE INVISIBLE - Incorporating Near-infrared Cues in Computational Photography and Computer Vision Tasks    
Sabine Süsstrunk, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Colin Ware, University of New Hampshire, United States

Sabine Coquillart, Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, INRIA, France

Zoltan Kato, Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary


Learning Object Categories with Generic Knowledge  
Vittorio Ferrari, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Using Expert Knowledge for Distributed Rendering Optimization  
Carlos González-Morcillo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Fast Filter Spreading for Depth of Field Post-Processing and Other Applications
Brian A. Barsky, University of California, Berkeley, United States

The Dichromatic Reflection Model - Future Research Directions and Applications  
Joost van de Weijer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain


Two New Approaches to Depth of Field Postprocessing
Brian A. Barsky, University of California, Berkeley, United States

Fisher Kernel Representation of Images and some of its Successful Applications  
Gabriela Csurka, Textual and Visual Pattern Analyses,, France

Modeling Deformable Surfaces from Single Videos  
Pascal Fua, CVLab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Regularization and Bayesian Estimation Approach for Inverse Problems in Imaging Systems and Computer Vision  
Ali Mohammad-Djafari, LSS, CNRS, France


3D-Models of the Human Habitat for the Internet  
Franz W. Leberl, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Motion and Object Class Discovery from Video  
David Hogg, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Intelligent Pattern Recognition and Applications to Biometrics in an Interactive Environment
Patrick Wang, Northeastern University, United States

Redefining Content Creation for Video Games and Films
Dany Lepage, , Canada


Virtual Reality, a Knowledge Tool for Cultural Heritage  
Geneviève Lucet, Computer Services for Research at the UNAM, Mexico

General Imaging - Design, Modelling and Applications  
Peter Sturm, Independent Researcher, France

Retail Vision-Based Self-Checkout: Exploring Real Time Real Purpose General Vision System
Sharathchandra Pankanti, IBM - Exploratory Computer Vision Group, United States

Video-based Animation of People  
Adrian Hilton, University of Surrey, United Kingdom