About me:

I am an associated professor and researcher at PPGCC , at Pontifical Catholic University of 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 Swiss Federal institute of Technology (Switzerland) - VRLab, under supervision of Prof. Daniel Thalmann, where I worked mainly with Crowd Simulation and virtual humans. More recently, 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.

Recent Events Organization:

- General Organization of SBGames 2021 Virtual

- Chair of Program comittee of SIBGRAPI 2020 Virtual

- Chair of Program comittee of CASA 2019 Paris, France

People at VHLab

I supervise Undergraduate, Master, PhD and posdoc researchers. Interested send an email to: [email protected]

  • Posdoc and PhD students

    Dr. Paulo Knob

    Greice Pinho

    Victor Araujo

    Gabriel Fonseca Silva

    Vitor Peres

    Julia Melgare

  • Master students

    Roberto Santos

    Davide da Silva

    Guido Mainardi

  • Undergraduate students

    Natalia Dalpizzol, Rubens Montanha. Giovana Raupp, Vitoria Gonzales, Thiago de Mello

Click here to know Past Students (out of date)

Research Activities:

My current research is in the area of Crowd Simulation, Virtual Human Agents, Behavioral Modeling, Visual perception and Computer Vision. Actually I am coordinating research in the following areas:

- Crowds and Population Simulation (Private companies)

- Computational Aesthetics

- Perception Analysis with Virtual Humans

Recent Keynotes:

- Maio/2023 - Projeto ADA - Mulheres na Computação ERAD PUCRS, BR

- Maio/2023 - Café com PPGCC, PUCRS, BR

- Março/2023- Personagens em Jogos (in Portuguese) Talk at https://www.even3.com.br/ludus-lab-summit-2023/ (ONLINE) - Manaus, BR

- Fev/2023- Crowds, Perception and Beyond Talk at Sorbonne University - Paris, FR

- Aug/2022- Crowds Behavior Analysis and Simulation Seminario de Ingenieria 2022 - La Mujer en la Ingenieria - UCO - Universidad Católica de oriente - ONLINE - Colombia

- July/2022- Graphics, Perception and Beyond - Instituto Tecnológico Vale - ONLINE - Brazil

- Feb/2022- New trends in CG Let Science Talk workshop 2022 02 10 - UWC Maastrich - ONLINE - The Netherlands

- Nov/2021 - Simulação Computacional do Comportamento de Populações TEC Encontro 2021 - RJ, Brasil

- Out/2021 - Avaliando Percepção em Faces: Uma Abordagem Computacional 22o Salão de Iniciação Científica da PUCRS - PUCRS, RS, Brasil

- Nov/2020 - Crowds Behavior Analysis and Simulation: Presented at GSI 2020 - São Paulo, Brasil

- Nov/2020 - Webinar - Towards a Legion of Virtual Humans: Steering Behaviors and Organic Visualization - Presented at Webinars - IMPA 2020 - RJ, Brasil

- April/2020 - Webinar - Multidões, Populações e Mobilidade de Indivíduos: Como simular? Presented at Webinars - PUCRS - RS, Brasil

- Nov/2019 - Crowds Behavior Analysis and Simulation - Presented at ICEC 2019 (Arequipa, Peru)

- Oct/2019 - Why not Crowd Simulation? Presented at SIBGRAPI/SBGames/SVR 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

- July/2019 - Crowds Behavior Analysis and Simulation - Presented at Worlshop of CASA 2019 (Paris, France)

Teaching Activities (all in Portuguese):

Undergraduate Courses:

2023/1 - Metodologia Cientifica

2023/1 - Projeto e Implem de sistemas Interativos

2023/1 - Visao Computacional

Graduate Courses:

2023/1 - Computer Animation

2022/2 - Analysis and Visualization of Heterogeneous Data