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marcelo cicconet
ilana paterman

luiz velho

paulo cezar carvalho

project supervisor

Luiz Velho is a Full Researcher at IMPA and the leading scientist of VISGRAF Laboratory.
He received a BE in Industrial Design from ESDI-UERJ, a MS in Computer Graphics from the MIT Media Lab
and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. His experience spans the fields of
modeling, rendering, imaging and animation. He was a visiting researcher at the National Film Board of Canada,
a Systems Engineer at the Fantastic Animation Machine, New York and a Principal Engineer at Globo TV, Brazil.

He was also a visiting professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University
and a visiting scientist at the HP Imaging Laboratories and Microsoft Research China. He has published
extensively in conferences and journals of the area. He is the author of several books and has taught many
courses on graphics-related topics. His awards include a Honors Prize in the II Compaq Award for Computer Science
and Prizes for Best Technical Video at SIBGRAPI. He was the Program Chair of the IX SIBGRAPI and he was
distinguished as the first researcher in South America to be on the SIGGRAPH Papers Committee.
He was a member of the Eurographics IPC in 2008. He has been a Keynote Speaker in several conferences,
including SGP 2005, CNMAC 2006, the SBPC Congress 2006, SIBGRAPI 2007 and ISMM 2007.