Isabel Harb Manssour

Isabel Harb Manssour is an associate professor in the School of Technology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil, and is a fellow of a CNPq Productivity in Technological Development and Innovative Extension scholarship (level 2). She is currently a member of the Postgraduate Program in Computer Science and is the advisor of undergraduates, masters, and Ph.D. students. Besides teaching algorithms and programming, and data visualization in undergraduate and graduate courses, she has experience developing research projects financed by funding agencies and companies such as CNPq, FAPERGS, HP Brazil, and Petrobras. Her research interests include all areas of Visualization, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Human-Computer Interaction. Manssour has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2002.

Research Topics

  • Data visualization
    Visualization of Social Networks Data
    Visualization of Open Government Data
    Visualization of Geospatial Data
  • Visual Analytics
    Applied to Data Science
    Applied to different contexts (e.g., education, energy data)
  • Computer Vision
    Techniques to Assist Visually Impaired People (location and identification of tactile paving, detection of aerial and ground obstacles, location of crosswalks, doors and stairs identification)

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