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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Chair

Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal

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Program Co-Chairs

Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania

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Sebastiano Battiato is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Catania. He received his degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) in 1995 from the University of Catania and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Naples in 1999. From 1999 to 2003 he was the leader of the “Imaging” team at STMicroelectronics in Catania. He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Catania in 2004 (respectively as assistant professor, associate professor in 2011 and full professor in 2016). He has been Chairman of the Undergraduate Progra m in Computer Science (2012-2017), and Rector's delegate for Education: postgraduates and Phd (2013-2016). He is currently the Scientific Coordinator of the PhD Program in Computer Science at the University of Catania. He is involved in research and directorship of the IPLab research lab (http://iplab.dmi.unict.it). He coordinates IPLab’s participation on large scale projects funded by national and international funding bodies, as well as by private companies. Prof. Battiato has participated as principal investigator in many international and national research projects. His research interests include Computer Vision, Imaging technology and Multimedia Forensics. He has edited 6 books and co-authored about 200 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters and has also been a guest editor of several special issues published in International Journals. He is also co-inventor of 22 international patents, reviewer for several international journals, and has been a regular member of numerous international conference committees. He has been the Chair of several international events (ICIAP 2017, VINEPA 2016, ACIVS 2015, VAAM2014-2015-2016, VISAPP2012-2015, IWCV2012, ECCV2012, ICIAP 2011, ACM MiFor 2010-2011, SPIE EI Digital Photography 2011-2012-2013, etc.). He is an associate editor of the SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging and of the IET Image Processing Journal. He is Director (and Co-Founder) of the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS), Sicily, Italy. He is the recipient of the 2017 PAMI Mark Everingham Prize for the series of annual ICVSS schools and of the 2011 Best Associate Editor Award of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He is a IEEE senior member. ... More >>

Francisco Imai
Apple Inc.
United States

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Dr. Francisco Imai is Color Imaging Fellow working for Apple Inc. in Cupertino, CA, USA. After finishing his Ph. D. in Imaging Science at Chiba University, Japan he joined the Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, USA first as a post-doctoral fellow and later as senior color scientist. After working in spectral imaging capture and reproduction applied to museum imaging, Dr. Imai joined industry, first at Pixim, Inc. in Mountain View as a senior color scientist and afterwards the Computer Science Laboratory at Samsung R&D Center in San Jose, CA. In 2009 he joined Canon Development Americas Inc. in San Jose as a principal scientist and later manager and subsequently director of the computational imaging department at the Canon U.S.A. Inc. Innovation Center. Dr. Imai has authored in several book chapters, peer-reviewed journal papers and conferences in the fields of color and spectral imaging. Dr. Imai has also been actively involved in conference organization by being the General Chair of Digital Photography Conference of SPIE/IS&T Electronic Imaging in 2010 and 2011, the General Chair of IS&T/SID Color and Imaging Conference in 2010, the General Chair of OSA Imaging Systems and Applications in 2013, Chair of the International Symposium Multispectral Color Science (MCS) in 2005, 2006 and 2012, Technical Program Chair for IS&T/SID Color and Imaging Conference in 2009, Area co-chair for VISAPP in 2013 and 2014, program chair for VISAPP from 2015 to 2018, review committee member for ICCV 2011, CVPR 2011, ICIAP 2011, AIC 2005 and 2013, CCIW 2013, CGIV 2012, 2010 and 2008, Italian Color Conference, Spanish Color Conference and member of the MCS steering committee since 2006. Dr. Imai is the recipient of Itek Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in recognition of the Outstanding Student Paper published by the Society. Dr. Imai became a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in 2013 for significant contributions to the advancement of color reproduction and multispectral imaging. Dr. Imai was in the board of directors of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology as Conference Vice-President from July 2015 to June 2019. ... More >>


Area Chairs

Area: Image Formation and Preprocessing
M. Celebi
University of Central Arkansas
United States

Brief Bio
M. Emre Celebi received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2002. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, USA) in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He is currently a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Celebi has actively pursued research in image processing/analysis and data mining with an emphasis on medical image analysis, color image processing, and partitional clustering. He has worked o n several projects funded by the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and published over 140 articles in reputable journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Celebi is an editorial board member of four international journals, reviews for over 100 international journals, and served on the program committee of more than 130 international conferences. He has been invited as speaker to several colloquia, workshops, and conferences, is the organizer of several workshops, and the editor of several journal special issues and books. He is a senior member of the IEEE and SPIE. ... More >>

Area: Image and Video Analysis
Raimondo Schettini
University of Milano - Bicocca

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Raimondo Schettini is a professor at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy). He is head of the Imaging and Vision Lab. He has been associated with the Italian National Research Council since 1987, where he led the color imaging lab from 1990 to 2002. He has been a team leader in several research projects and published more than 300 refereed papers and eight patents about color reproduction, and image processing, analysis, and classification. He is a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition for his contributions to pattern recognition research and color image analysis.

Area: Image and Video Understanding
Fabio Galasso
Sapienza University of Rome

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Prof. Fabio Galasso heads the Perception and Intelligence Lab at the Computer Science Department of Sapienza University in Rome (Italy), with the goal of fundamental research and innovation transfer in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to Sapienza, he also conducted research at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). Research achievements include several national (German) and 2 international (European) funded research projects, the 1st place at the UA-DETRAC'17 international competition for vehicle detection and the 3rd place for vehicle tracking at UA -DETRAC'18. He has been area and industrial chair at top international conferences and co-organizer of international workshops.
Besides academics, Prof. Galasso founded and directed the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), world-wide leader in photonics. He cared about the entire life cycle of ideas, from the creation of new value propositions to the implementation of prototypes and pilots. Innovation transfer achievements include pilot installations at large industrial partners such as Edeka and Vodafone and the creation of a new product, named VISN, which was awarded the 2019 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup, the 2019 Digital Champions Award, and the 2018 Deutscher Digital Award. He is inventor of 23 granted patents.
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Area: Applications and Services
Liang Lin
Sun Yat-Sen University

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Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Alain Tremeau
Université Jean Monnet in Saint Etienne

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Alain Trémeau is Professor at University Jean Monnet and Vice-Rector for International Relations. He is member of the Laboratoire Hubert Curien (UMR 5516). His research activity covers several topics and applications related to color imaging, color science and computer vision. He published numerous book chapters and articles in the field of color science and recently in the domain of cultural heritage. He coordinates two international master degrees in the fields of color science and computer vision (COSI and 3DMT).


Doctoral Consortium Chair

Lars Linsen
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

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Lars Linsen is a Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. He is also Adjunct Professor of Computational Science and Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering of the Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. He received his academic degrees in Computer Science from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, including a diploma in 1997 and a Ph.D. in 2001. After three years as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of California, Davis, U.S.A., and two years as an Assistant Profe ssor at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany, he joined Jacobs University as an Associate Professor in 2006 and was appointed a Full Professor in 2012. In 2017, he joined the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. Lars Linsen's research interests are primarily in the area of Data Visualization. ... More >>