Overview Speakers

1. Professor Nadia Thalmann

Title: Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robots in Telepresence

Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann has pioneered research into virtual humans over the last 30 years. She obtained several Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in various disciplines (Psychology, Biology and Biochemistry) and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Geneva in 1977. From 1977 to 1989, she was a Professor at the University of Montreal in Canada and then Professor at the University of Geneva. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Magnenat_Thalmann) Read More


2. Professor Ramesh Jain

Title : Towards Smart Social Systems

Ramesh joined University of California, Irvine as the first Bren Professor in Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences in 2005. Ramesh has been an active researcher in experiential computing, multimedia information systems, machine vision, and intelligent systems. While professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of California, San Diego, he founded and directed artificial intelligence and visual computing labs. He was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Read More

3. Professor Ioannis Pitas

Title: 2D/3D AudioVisual Content Analysis & Description

Professor Ioannis Pitas received the Diploma of Electrical Engineering in 1980 and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985, both from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Since 1994 he has been a Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece. From 1980 to 1993 he served as Scientific Assistant, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the same University. He lead funded research in CERTH/ITI.He is an IEEE fellow (2007), IEEE Read More