Hans Hagen | TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Hans Hagen had a strong impact on the Geometric Modeling community. He started the world-class Dagstuhl Seminar Series on Geometric Modeling. He served as associated editor for major journals like CAD and CAGD for many years.
Regarding scientific visualization, he had a great impact too. From 1999 to 2003 he was the editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. Currently, he is on the Steering Committees of IEEE SciVis and EuroVis, the two leading conferences in Scientific Visualization.
Charla:Trends in visual computing (Education & Research)
Isabelle Magnin | CREATIS, France
Isabelle E. Magnin currently works at the Inserm U 1206, Creatis Medical Imaging Research Center. Isabelle does research in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Science. Her main current focus is human cardiac tissue imaging and processing using X-Ray synchrotron and simulated water diffusion through cardiac tissue coupled to virtual DT -MRI imaging
Charla:Trends in Medical Image Processing (Education and research)
Steven Feiner | Mixed Reality, Trends in Education and research
(PhD, Brown) is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab. His research interests include human–computer interaction, augmented reality and virtual reality, 3D and 2D user interfaces, knowledge-based design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing, health applications, computer games, and information visualization.
Prof. Feiner is coauthor of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice and of Introduction to Computer Graphics (Addison-Wesley), received an ONR Young Investigator Award, and is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the CHI Academy. He is the recipient of the ACM SIGCHI 2018 Lifetime Research Award, the IEEE ISMAR 2017 Career Impact Award, and the IEEE VGTC 2014 Virtual Reality Career Award. Together with his students, he won the ISWC 2017 Early Innovator Award, the ACM UIST 2010 Lasting Impact Award, and best paper awards at ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM VRST, IEEE ISMAR, and IEEE 3DUI. His lab created the first outdoor mobile augmented reality system using a see-through display and GPS in 1996, and has pioneered experimental applications of augmented reality to fields as diverse as tourism, journalism, archaeology, maintenance, construction, and medicine. Prof. Feiner has served as program chair or general chair for over a dozen ACM and IEEE conferences.
Charla:Mixed Reality, Trends in Education and research
Frédéric Merienne | Arts&Métiers-ParisTech, Institut Image
Frédéric Merienne currently works at the Institut Image, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers. Frédéric does research in Virtual Reality, Virtual Immersion, Computer Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Control Systems Engineering.
Charla:Virtual Reality: Trends in Education and Research
Carolina Cruz-Neira | Emerging Analytics Center - Arkansas University
Carolina Cruz-Neira is a pioneer in the areas of virtual reality and interactive visualization, having created and deployed a variety of technologies that have become standard tools in industry, government and academia. She is world-known by being the creator of the CAVE virtual reality system, which was her PhD work. Her work with advanced technologies is driven by simplicity, applicability, and providing value to a wide range of disciplines and business. This drive makes her work highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative, having receiving multi-million dollar awards from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Lab, the Department of Energy, Deere and Company, and others. She has dedicated a part of her career to transfer research results in virtual reality into daily use in industry and other research teams and to lead entrepreneurial initiatives to commercialize mature results. She is also recognized by having founded and led very successful virtual reality research centers, like the Virtual Reality Applications Center at Iowa State University, the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise and now the Emerging Analytics Center. She serves in many international technology boards, government technology advisory committees, and outside the lab, she enjoys extrapolating her technology research with the arts and the humanities through forward-looking public performances and installations. She has been named by BusinessWeek magazine as a “rising research star” in the next generation of computer science pioneers, has been inducted as an ACM Computer Pioneer, received the IEEE Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award and the Distinguished Career Award from the International Digital Media & Arts Society among other national and international recognitions.
Charla:Virtual Reality and Analytics: Trends in Education and Research
Dirk Zeckzer | Leipzig University
Dirk Zeckzer is a senior researcher at the Image and Signal Processing Group, Institute of Computer Science, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Leipzig University. Currently, he teaches Information Visualization.
Previously, he was a Lecturer and the Leader of the Information Visualization and Visual Analytics Group being part of the Computer Graphics and HCI Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Before joining the University of Kaiserslautern, Dr. Zeckzer worked at two research institutes (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering and Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für künstliche Intelligenz) and in two Companies (ProCAEss Gmbh and Becker Software GmbH). He was an invited speaker at the ACM SIGGRAPH Bogotá, Colombia, 2012. Dr. Zeckzer holds a PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern in the field of Computer Algebra. His current research interests are Information Visualization and Visual Analytics with Applications in Software Engineering, Biology, and Town Planning (including environmental aspects). He was Workshop Co-Chair for "Visualization in Environmental Sciences" 2016-2018. Moreover, he was a Program Committee member for "VisSoft Conference, NIER- and Tool-Demo" in 2014 and 2018, "EuroVis Short Paper" in 2014, "IEEE Scientific Visualization Short Paper" in 2018, and "Visualization in Environmental Sciences" EnvirVis 2013-2015. Further, he is an active reviewer for the yearly IEEE conferences on "Information Visualization (InfoVis)", "Visualization (Vis)", and "Visual Analytics, Science, and Technology (VAST)", as well as, the "IEEE Pacific Visualization Conference (PacificVis)", "The Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)", and the journals "Computer Graphics Forum", "The Visual Computer", and the "Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling", "Computers in Biology and Medicine".
Charla:InfoViz and Biomedical applications: Trends in education&Research
Dirk Zeckzer | TU-Kaiserslautern
Emeritus professor, Foundations of Informatics Group, in Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.
Charla:International collaboration in the next years