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. Amyr Borges

    Dr. Vinicius Cassol

    Paulo Knob

    Greice Pinho

    Victor Araujo

    Gabriel Fonseca Silva

  • Master students

    Camila Killing

    Natanael Kuniechick

    Roberto Santos

    Vitor Peres

  • Undergraduate students

    Douglas Schlatter, Natalia Dalpizzol, Louise Dornelles, Lucas Nardino

Click here to know Past Students (out of date)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 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)

- Perception Analysis with Virtual Humans

Recent Keynotes:

- Nov/2021 - Simulção Computcional 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:

2021/2 - Metodologia Cientifica

2021/2 - Projeto e Implem de sistemas Interativos

2021/2 - Integradora II

Graduate Courses:

2021/2 - Analysis and Visualization of Heterogeneous Data

2021/1 - Computer Animation