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Prof. Soraia Raupp Musse




Main Topic of interest:


To integrate Computer graphics and computer vision in applications including virtual humans.


Contact Information:


Phone (office): +55 51 33538609
Fax: +55 51 33203621


PUCRS – Computing Science
Department - Graduate Course in Computer Science
Av. Ipiranga, 6681 - Building 32,
Room 609

CEP 90619-900
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil 






Scientific Information:


-      Click here to see my publications or here to my CV (in Portuguese)

-      Google scholar (H-index = 26)  

-       DBLP

-       Acad ACM

-       Scopus

-       Acad Microsoft



Professional Activities:



I’m coordinating  VHLab (Virtual Human Lab).


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Teaching Activities (all in Portuguese):


Undergraduate Courses:

2019/2 - Metodologia Científica e Escrita para Computação (3AB-5AB)

2019/2 - Projeto e Implementação de sistemas Interativos (2AB-4AB)

2019/1 - Design de Interação (4NP)

2019/1 - Disciplina Integradora III (6AB)


Graduate Courses:

2019/1 - Analysis and Visualization of Heterogeneous Data (3CDE)

2019/2 - Computer Animation (6CD)

2016/2 - Simulação Gráfica 




About me:


I am an associated professor and researcher at PPGCC, in Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul PUCRS (a private University in the South of Brazil).


I finished my BSc Course in Computer Science at PUCRS in December 1989, and the MSc in Computer Science at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (all in portuguese), in July 1994. Both courses were undertaken in Porto Alegre, Brazil.


I got my PhD degree at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) - VRLab, under supervision of Prof. Daniel Thalmann, where I worked mainly with crowd simulation and virtual humans.


I spent a year (from July2015 to July2016) for my sabbatical at UPENN working with Prof. Norman Badler, where I worked mainly with crowd simulation.



Research Activities:


My current research is in the area of Crowd Simulation, Virtual Human Agents, Behavioral Modeling and Computer  Vision.


Actually I’m coordinator of some research projects in those areas. 


-      Cultural Crowds (Office of Naval Research Global)

-      Crowd Simulation (Private companies)

-      Data detection in Video Sequence (Project developed with the State of Rio Grande do Sul)


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                           I´m supervising following researchers:



PhD Students:

1-          Paulo Knob

2-          Rodolfo Favaretto


Master Students:

1-          Andre Antonitsch

2-          Bruna Dalmoro

3-          Greice Pinho

4-          Gabriel Silva

6-          Victor Araujo


Undergrad Students:



1-      Diogo Schaffer

2-      Gabriel Rockenbach Wetzel

3-      Ian Costa

4-      Julia Melgare

5-      Lucas Felix

6-      Paulo Brossard

6-      William Dias


Click here to know students I supervised in the past.


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