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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Co-Chairs

Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal

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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 >>


Program Co-Chairs

Christophe Hurter
French Civil Aviation University (ENAC)

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Christophe Hurter is professor at the Interactive Data Visualization group (part of the DEVI team) of the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. He is also an associate researcher at the research center for the French Military Air Force Test Center (CReA). His research cover information visualization (InfoVis) and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially the visualization of multivariate data in space and time. He also investigates the design of scalable visual interfaces and the development of pixel based rendering techniques. Throughout His career, he has been involved with several pr ojects including: Interactive Big Data exploration tools, graph simplifications (edge bundling), paper based interactions, augmented and virtual reality, 3D visualization... ... More >>

Helen Purchase
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Helen C. Purchase is Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. 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.


Area Chairs

Area: Abstract Data Visualization
Stefan Jänicke
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark

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Stefan Jänicke is an assistant professor at University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Image and Signal Processing Group at Leipzig University, Germany, where he lead a text visualization group focusing on applications in the digital humanities. In recent years, he has gained experience in developing information visualization and visual analytics techniques within a number of interdisciplinary projects. His PhD thesis investigates the utility of visualization techniques to support the comparative analysis of digital humanities data, and his current research rel ates to information visualization with a focus on text- and geovisualization. ... More >>

Area: General Data Visualization
Romain Vuillemot

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Romain Vuillemot is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Université de Lyon, France. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, and human-computer interactions, with a focus on advanced interaction techniques to include humans in the loop of complex predictive analytics processes. Vuillemot has a PhD in computer science from INSA de Lyon.

Area: Spatial Data Visualization
Jan-Henrik Haunert
University of Bonn

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Jan-Henrik Haunert chairs the Geoinformation Group at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation at the University of Bonn, Germany. He holds a diploma and doctoral degree from the University of Hannover, Germany, where in 2008 he defended his dissertation on map generalization by combinatorial optimization. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the algorithms group at the University of Würzburg, Germany. From 2013 to 2016 he was a professor for geoinformatics at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, before in 2016 he took up his professorship in Bonn. His research is dealing with the development of algorithms for the analysis and visualization of spatial information. A current research focus is on developing algorithms for map labeling and map generalization for interactive maps on small screens. ... More >>