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Markus Gross (ETH Zurich)
Dr. Gross is a professor of computer science, head of the Institute of
Computational Sciences, and director of the Computer Graphics Laboratory of
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich.
He received a
Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering and a PhD in
computer graphics, both from the University of Saarbrucken, Germany in 1986
and 1989. His research interests include scientific visualization and
computer graphics, in particular point-based graphics, physics-based
modeling, multiresolution analysis, and virtual reality.
He has widely
published and lectured on these topics, and has taught courses at major
conferences including ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, and Eurographics.
Dr. Gross has served as a member of international program committees of many
graphics and visualization conferences. He was a papers co-chair of the IEEE
Visualization 1999 and 2002 conferences and of Eurographics 2000. This year,
Dr. Gross has been chair of the papers committee of the ACM SIGGRAPH
He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer
Society, a member of ACM and ACM Siggraph, and a member of the Eurographics
Association. Dr. Gross is also a member of the advisory boards of various
international research institutes and governmental agencies, and he has
cofounded Cyfex and Novodex.
Ron Kimmel (Technion)
Ron Kimmel received his B.Sc. (with honors) in computer engineering
in 1986, the M.S. degree in 1993 in electrical engineering, and the D.Sc.
degree in 1995 from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology.
During the years 1986-1991 he served as an R&D officer in the
Israeli Air Force.
During the years 1995-1998 he has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Computer
Science Devision of Berkeley Labs, and the Mathematics Department, University
of California, Berkeley. Since 1998, he has been a faculty member of the
Computer Science Department at the Technion, Israel, where he is currently an
He spent 2003-2004 as a visiting Professor at the Computer Science Department,
Stanford University, and working with MediGuide Inc.
His research interests are in computational methods and their applications in:
Differential geometry, numerical analysis, image processing and analysis, and
Prof. Kimmel was awarded the Hershel Rich Technion innovation award (twice),
the Henry Taub Prize for excellence in research, Alon Fellowship, the HTI
Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Wolf, Gutwirth, Ollendorff, and Jury
He has been a consultant of HP research Labs in image processing and analysis
during the years 1998-2000, and to Net2Wireless/Jigami research group during
2000-2001. He is on the advisory board of MediGuide (biomedical imaging
2002-2005), and has been on various program and organizing committees of
conferences, workshops, and editorial boards of image processing and analysis
journals, like International Journal of Computer Vision, and IEEE Trans. on
Prof. Kimmel is the author of "Numerical Geometry of Images" published by
Springer, Nov. 2003.
Olivier Paugam (mental images)
Olivier Paugam has a computer science degree from INSA-Lyon in France.
During his 11 years of experience in the computer graphics industry, he
helped to design XSI 1.0 for Softimage, and now researches and develops
geometry algorithms for mental images GmbH. His focus is high-quality
rendering and visualization of massive data sets.
Arnaud Ribadeau Dumas (Dassault Systèmes)
Arnaud Ribadeau Dumas is currently Director in charge of the 3D For
ALL DS strategic initiative. In this position, his responsibility is to deploy
3D technology addressing all users, enabling everyone to imagine,
share, and experience in 3D.
Mr. Ribadeau Dumas joined Dassault Systèmes in 1990 and during his
ten years as a product manager, created a number of innovative
programs. First in charge of the development of electrical applications,
he is considered ‘the father of E3D’, which is still renowned as the
leading solution for 3D electrical harnessing. As the manager of
Equipment, Systems and Knowledgeware Solutions from 1994 to 1997,
he introduced knowledge into CATIA V4 which prepared the
foundations of one of the main V5 core technologies.
Rapidly convinced of the importance of the Internet, Arnaud Ribadeau
Dumas was, from 1997 to 2000, a pioneer and manager of the DS web
solutions Enovia Portal and CATweb. Once again, his main objective
was to innovate and deliver powerful capabilities enabling all the players
of a company to access product information from any location. To this
end, a large number of new technologies and patented inventions were
introduced in these products.
In his recent position as Director of Research, Mr. Ribadeau Dumas and
his team investigated several new technologies to support the 3D For
ALL concept, resulting in revolutionary products such as Imagine &
Shape. The research, performed upon a new generation of geometrical
representation, was the cornerstone of 3D XML, a universal lightweight
XML-based format for the quick and easy sharing of 3D data.
Mr. Ribadeau Dumas graduated as a civil engineer from one of the
French ‘Grandes Ecoles’, the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics
(ESTP) in Paris, in 1988. Before joining Dassault Systèmes he authored
several CAD softwares for personal computers such as ‘Design 3D’ and
‘CAO 3D’, and was recognized in the software community as an
international 3D specialist. He is married with three children, and lives
near Paris, France.
Rasmus Tamstorf (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
Rasmus Tamstorf is a senior development software engineer at Walt
Disney Feature Animation. Over the past 8 years at Disney he has
worked on a variety of projects including geometrical problems in
non-photorealistic rendering and the establishment of a production
pipeline based on subdivision surfaces. Most recently he has been
working on deformation algorithms for character animation as well as
dynamic simulations, and he is currently the lead of the group dealing
with these topics.
Rasmus has a MS EE degree from the Technical University of Denmark and
film credits on Tarzan, Dinosaurs, Lilo & Stitch, and Chicken Little
Hugues Hoppe (Microsoft Research)
Hugues Hoppe is a principal researcher in the Computer
Graphics Group of Microsoft Research. His primary interests
lie in the multiresolution representation, parameterization,
and synthesis of both geometry and textures. He received the
2004 ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award for
pioneering work on surface reconstruction, progressive
meshes, geometry texturing, and geometry images. His
publications include dozens of papers at ACM SIGGRAPH, and he
is associate editor for ACM Transactions on Graphics. He
obtained a BS summa cum laude in electrical engineering in
1989 and a PhD in computer science in 1994 from the
University of Washington.