Advisory Board

Prof. Beatriz Sousa Santos

Prof. Beatriz Sousa Santos

Prof. Beatriz Sousa Santos

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Beatriz Sousa Santos is with the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI/UA), University of Aveiro, Portugal, and a researcher at the Institute of Electronics an Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA).  Currently her main research interests are Extended Reality, Data and Information Visualization and applications to Medicine, Science and Engineering and has coordinated and lectured many different courses at all levels, mainly in the fields of Extended Reality, Visualization, and Human-Centered Computing, and advised PhD theses and MSc dissertations in several programs. She has been Secretary of the Scientific Council of the University, head of Department, coordinator of the Scientific and Pedagogical Committees of DETI/UA and is a member of the General Council of the University. She has been the coordinator of the inter-university Doctoral Program in Computer Science, and coordinates the PhD Program in Computer Engineering.   

Beatriz Sousa Santos is an expert in Informatics for the Portuguese Accreditation Agency (A3ES), has been Chair of Eurographics Education Board and is a member of the SIGGRAPH Education Committee. She is co-author of more than 180 publications indexed in Scopus, participated in several roles in the organization and co-edited the proceedings of national and international conferences, and is a member of the editorial board and co-editor of the Education Department of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, and associated editor of Computers and Graphics and Visual Computing and Graphics.

At the University of Sarajevo, she founded 2004 the Laboratory for Computer Graphics – Sarajevo Graphics Group (SGG). It is a research group that specializes in the use of IT technologies for the presentation of cultural heritage. The SGG research group is multidisciplinary, it includes computer graphics experts and works with archaeologists, historians, visual artists, writers, and film professionals, in order to design and implement virtual cultural heritage applications which have educational values and are engaging, entertaining and attractive at the same time. In 2010 they founded the Association for cultural heritage digitization DIGI.BA.

The unique expertise of SGG/DIGI.BA in interactive digital storytelling, embedded in a number of virtual archaeology projects, brought them invitations to major EU consortiums. From 2011-2015 they have been a partner in the FP7 NoE Virtual Museum Transnational Network and from 2016-2019 in H2020 iMARECULTURE. Presently they are coordinating the EACEA Creative Europe SHELeadersVR nad StecakLand projects, and implementing several smaller local and regional projects.

Selma Rizvic is a Steering Committee member of the EUROGRAPHICS Workgroup on Graphics and Cultural Heritage. She is included as an expert in future digital-based research and innovation activities on ICT and Cultural Heritage in the framework of the next work programs of the European Commission.

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