Matthias Teschner is Professor of Computer Science and head of the Computer Graphics group at the University of Freiburg. After studying Computer Science at the TU Berlin, he received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2000. From 2001 to 2004, he was Research Associate at Stanford University, California, and at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests comprise physically-based simulation, computer animation, rendering and computational geometry. Recent research focuses on the development of cutting-edge technology for Lagrangian fluid simulations which are applied in entertainment technology, automotive industry, computational medicine and robotics. Matthias Teschner has been a co-founder of FIFTY2 Technology, a technology leader in Lagrangian fluid simulation with a focus on the automotive industry. FIFTY2 develops the PREON® technology which is sold worldwide within the software framework PreonLab. Matthias Teschner serves on program committees of major graphics conferences including Eurographics, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, Pacific Graphics, IEEE Visualization, and ACM Siggraph/Eurographics SCA. He serves or has served as an associate editor for Computers & Graphics (2009 – ), Computer Graphics Forum (2011 – 2014) and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2018 – ). He was conference co-chair of ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics SCA 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, and program co-chair of VMV 2019 in Rostock, Germany. He received the highly prestigious Günter Enderle Award at Eurographics 2014 for his research on fluid simulation.
Alan Chalmers is a Professor of Visualisation at WMG, University of Warwick, UK and a former Royal Society Industrial Fellow. He has an MSc with distinction from Rhodes University, 1985 and a PhD from University of Bristol, 1991. He is onorary President of Afrigraph and a former Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH. Chalmers has published over 250 papers in journals and international conferences on HDR, high-fidelity virtual environments, multi-sensory perception, parallel processing and virtual archaeology and successfully supervised 50 PhD students. In addition, Chalmers is a UK representative on IST/37 considering standards within MPEG and a Town Councillor for Kenilworth where he lives.
Can Buyukberber is a visual artist and director working on immersive audiovisual experiences blurring boundaries between physical and digital spaces. His practice consists of experiments with virtual/augmented reality, projection mapping, geodesic domes, large-scale displays and digital fabrication. Driven by an interdisciplinary thinking which extends to art, design and science, his work focuses on human perception, exploring new methods for non-linear narratives and emergent forms.