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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Co-Chairs

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 was 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.
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Program Co-Chairs

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

Brief Bio
Stefan Jänicke is Professor of Data Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. 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, health 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.


Associate Chairs

Area: Information Visualization
Kostiantyn Kucher
Linköping University

Brief Bio
Kostiantyn Kucher is a senior lecturer at Linköping University in Norrköping, Sweden. He received his PhD in Computer and Information Science from Linnaeus University (Växjö, Sweden) in 2019. Kostiantyn's research interests include text visualization and visual text analytics as well as other fields of visualization, especially with applications in digital humanities and information science.

Area: Scientific Visualization
Christina Gillmann
Fraunhofer FIT

Brief Bio
Christina Gillmann Co-Heads the group of Data Management at Fraunhofer of Applied Information Technology FIT. Her research interests include uncertainty analysis, uncertainty-aware visual analytics, machine learning, medical visualization and data management.

Area: Visualization Techniques
Johanna Schmidt
VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH

Brief Bio
Johanna Schmidt heads the "Visual Analytics" research group at the VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH in Vienna, Austria. Johanna received her Ph.D. in data visualization in 2016 at the TU Wien, Austria. Her current research focuses on the visual analysis of extensive time-series data, mainly manufacturing data created by industry partners, and data literacy to better understand how users read data visualizations.