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Cédric André (University of Liège, Belgium)

Cédric André graduated with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liège (Belgium). He is now studying for a Ph.D. in the INTELSIG Laboratory at the University of Liège.
His passion for music led him to acoustics research, more particularly to audio signal processing. In 2009, he has been a visiting researcher for four months at the Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford (UK) where he studied acoustic diffusers and their analytical and numerical modelling.
His present main interest consists in the joint use of 3D audio with stereoscopic video. He recently published an article concerning the addition of 3D sound to 3D cinema.

Tibor Balogh (Holografika, Hungary)

Tibor Balogh graduated as an electrical engineer at the Budapest Technical University and has extensive experience in the fields of holography, electro-optical technologies and engineering. In 1996, he founded Holografika, focusing on developing his proprietary true 3D visualisation technology, named HoloVizio. Mr. Balogh was awarded the Dennis Gabor Prize for his work and was World Technology Award finalist in 2006, has several patents and publications. He is responsible for the overall management of Holografika and formulates the company's business and R&D strategy, actively presenting the developments in 3D technologies in the world.

Rajat Basavaraj (Designmate, India)
Thierry Baujard (Peacefulfish, Germany)

Thierry Baujard is the founder and CEO of peacefulfish. He offers 15 years experience in the entertainment industry. After graduating in Paris, he worked in London, Milan and Germany for entertainment companies like Vivendi and ARTE (Franco-German broadcaster). After an MBA at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he specialized in film financing, he worked for Mandalay pictures and Studio Babelsberg in Berlin. He is specialized in developing financing strategies for producers and funds involving private and public investment in different regions of Europe. Thierry is involved in different financing models for digital cinema roll out in Europe through different projects for regions and the European commission. He is also Chairman of a European Media Investment Network “Media Deals” offering Master classes to investors and pitching for mediatech companies.

Philippe Bekaert (University of Hasselt, Belgium)

Philippe Bekaert is associate professor in computer science and project leader at the Expertise Center for Digital Media of Hasselt University in Diepenbeek, Belgium.
His research interests include global illumination, image and video based rendering, omni-directional and free viewpoint video, high performance graphics on clusters of PC's, and Monte Carlo methods. He is leading 16 researchers in these areas at Hasselt University. He has co-authored over 75 papers at all major fora in these fields, as well as a book on advanced global illumination, published by A.K.Peters.

Oleg Berezin (Nevafilm, Russia)

Mr. Berezin graduated from Saint-Petersburg University of the Film and Television with a degree in audiovisual engineering with the specialization for using the electronic television systems in film production and film distribution. He has published several papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

For the past 9 years, Oleg has been the organizer and moderator of the Annual Kino Expo Conference “Cinema Business” (Russia). He recently was a speaker on several international summits, such as NAB, IBC, Cinema Expo, ShoWest, DigiTraining (EU MEDIA Program).

His main research interests include digital cinema deployment in Russia, digital cinema distribution and projection, development of digital cinema business models, integration of media services in cinemas.

He is a member of the European Digital Cinema Forum and SMPTE.

Coralie Cauwerts (University of Louvain, Belgium)

Coralie Cauwerts graduated with a Master in civil engineering architect at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in 2007. She is currently  within the research unit "Architecture and Climate” and as an aspiring FNRS doctoral thesis.

Her doctoral research focuses on the quality of light and visual interest naturally lit spaces. The objective is to develop a metric to evaluate the spatial quality and bright space illuminated by different light effects.
In the course of her Ph.D. she studied the potential of 3D projection in qualitative studies of naturally lit architectural spaces.

Daniel Chailloux

Daniel Chailloux, graduated in electronic is a member of the "Association de Recherche et d'Etude du Milieu Souterrain" and the treasurer of "Stéréo-Club Français". He has 25 years'experience in 3D photographs and he is the author and co-author of more than 20 3D diaporamas. He specialized in restoration of stereoscopic glass plates and in underground photographs.

 

Maryline Clare (Orange, France-Telecom, France)

Maryline Clare-Charrier graduated from INSA ("Institut National des Sciences Appliquées").  She gained 10 years of image coding experience at Canon Research France. She was leading research work linked to fractals, and pursued this work at Canon Research Australia in 1996. Returning to France, she was heavily involved in the JPEG 2000 standardization effort, during which time she was both “Head of the French Delegation” and the "Transform - Quantization - Entropy coding" group co-chair. She then joined Orange Labs R&D to work on advanced video compression. She became responsible for the 3D side of the "Don Giovanni" operation, which was the first 3D live transmission of an opera in June 2009. She now leads the "3dlive" project - a French consortium - which gathers together industrials and academic research labs aiming to develop stereoscopic live shooting and transmission technologies. 

Bernard Collard (XpanD)

Bernard Collard, VP Sales & Business Development EMEA – XpanD.
University Degree. Very eclectic back ground in project management, sport marketing, management, communication and sales.
Mid 2000: EVS Group to launch EVS Digital Cinema introducing CineStore, the new end to end digital cinema server solution.
Late 2004: General Manager of XDC the first pan-European digital cinema network initiative for digital distribution and projection with full logistical & technical services.
August 2009: I joined XpanD, the world leading provider of 3D solutions for the cinema, corporate and home markets. XpanD new and unique Universal 3D glasses redefine entertainment style, quality and sophistication from the cinema to the home.

Pierre Collin (TWIST, Belgium)

Pierre Collin is a Business Administration graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal. He has been active for over 10 years in the image industry. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Axell Communication, specialized in documentaries.
In 2003, Pierre Collin created the company Eureka Conseils and is active in different areas such as the para-pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications industry, or construction for which he manages multimedia projects.
In 2006, Eureka Conseils launched its first activities in the field of stereoscopic image (3D stereoscopy). In 2007, it won the Promimage Program (a challenging program for the new technologies of the image and sound). He is also the co-founder of 3D Stereo MEDIA (2008) and produced the first live recording 3D in Belgium in 2010.
Since 2009, Pierre Collin is also Executive Manager of TWIST, the Walloon cluster of digital technologies and audiovisual media.

Matt Cooper (Norrköping Visualization Centre, Sweden)

Matt Cooper is a senior lecturer in Information Visualization at the University of Linköping in Sweden, where he has been working since 2001. His research activities centre around the interactive visualization of complex information through the use of 3D computer graphics and virtual and augmented reality, in particular using immersive and semi-immersive environments. He is also a scientific director at the Norrköping Visualization Centre which was opened in May 2010 and is one of a team of regular presenters of live, science shows for the public in the Norrköping Visualization dome, a 100 seat tilted, immersive dome, using interactive stereoscopic visualization applications.

Etienne Corteel (Sonic Emotion, Switzerland)

Etienne Corteel was born in Vernon, France, in 1978. He received a M. Sc. in Acoustics Signal Processing and Computer Science Applied to Music from Aix-Marseille University in 2001 and a Ph. D. degree in acoustics and signal processing from Paris 6 University, France in 2004.

He joined Studer Professional Audio AG in 2001 in the context of the European Carrouso IST project #1999-20993. He followed up this research at IRCAM, Paris, France between 2002 and 2004. Between 2005 and 2007, he has shared his time between IRCAM and sonic emotion, Oberglatt, Switzerland. Since 2008, he has joined sonic emotion leading the sonic emotion research labs in Paris, France. His research interests include the design and evaluation of spatial sound rendering techniques for virtual or augmented reality applications (cinema, home cinema, artistic installations, concerts, simulation environments ...).

Angelo D'Alessio (CDG, SMPTE, EDCF, Italy)

Angelo D’Alessio is Director of SMPTE, International Sections. He gets his Degree in Electronic and additional University Degree in Sociology - Mass media and Communications. Angelo chairs the EDCF European for Education and Training Module and teaches at International Academy of Art and Science of Images and at National Cinema School. He coordinates d-Cinema sector at Venice and Turin International Film Festivals. He has already written a few books including: “Digital Cinema: 2K and 35mm. A practical book for Exhibitors”, “Digital Cinema for the Exhibition”, “Dictionary of Television and d-cinema Terms”. He has also co-written “The EDCF Guide for early Adopters D-Cinema” and “The EDCF Guide for Mastering”.

Erwan Davigano

Erwan Davigano (France), 34, is one of these next generation stereographers that are rising very quickly. Specialist in digital post production, VFX and Computer Graphics, former cameraman, he caught very quickly the powerfulness of today's digital wave and its impact on the new Stereo-3D. His theoretical works on stereo vision led him to invent 3D-SR1, a next generation stereo rigs concept co-produced with French CG studio Supamonks and its R&D department.
As a stereographer, he has worked on 10 short programs (commercials, Feature film or TV pilots) using modern S-3D technics (live and/or CG true-stereo filming, 2D-2-3D conversions) and has been received several awards in festivals.

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Rick Dean (3D@Home Consortium, THX, USA)

Rick Dean is Senior Vice President of THX Ltd. and Chairman of 3D@Home Consortium.

With more than 20 years of experience in the motion picture industry, Dean guides the strategic development of new technologies and THX certification programs. Over the years, Dean has worked on numerous groundbreaking entertainment projects, including the DVD and D-cinema releases of Star Wars Episodes I, II and III. He served as technical director for the post-production of the Star Wars Trilogy DVDs, a project that has set a new standard for sound and picture excellence in the DVD format. Dean transformed the THX mastering program from Laser Disc to standard definition DVD, D-cinema and Blu-ray disc formats. Today, Dean is spearheading the development of all THX 3D certification initiatives and THX Media Director, a technology that aims to simplify home theater setup and operation, and maximize the use of 2D and 3D product features. Prior to joining THX, Dean was vice president of engineering at Deluxe Labs, Video Division. During his tenure at Deluxe Labs, he oversaw and performed mastering operations for Twentieth Century Fox.

Jacques Delacoux (Transvideo, France)

Jacques Delacoux created Transvideo in 1985. Today Transvideo is a leading and award winning company in Film and Digital Cinematography equipment with the CineMonitorHD family, state of the art monitoring and decision tool HD filmmakers, as well with the TitanHD, 10bits lossless and latency free wireless HD transmission solution.
In 2007, Jacques created the CineMonitorHD 3DView, revolutionary camera adjustment tool for stereographers. The CineMonitorHD received an enthusiastic welcome by 3D consultants as Alain Derobe AFC. The 3DView is used worldwide on major 3D Movies in the world, as “Pina” by Wim Wenders, “Hugo Cabret” by Martin Scorcese or currently with “Pirates 4” by Rob Marshall.
February 2009, Jacques received the prestigious Scientific and Technical Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. September 2010 Transvideo received  for its 3DView monitors for Stereographers, the estimeed CinecAward by the Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology (FGF).  The CinecAward is rewarding every two years the most innovative and trendsetting products and developments of the Motion Picture Technology.

Alain Derobe (France)

Director of photography on over than 20 features and advertising films from 1966 to 1990, Alain Derobe has oriented his work to large frames, mostly to 3D images. He founded AFC. He was stereographer on "Safari3D", "Chartreux", "Irruption" and "Réveil Des Géants" as well as many corporate, entertainment parks, event films... In addition to be a 3D trainer and a theorist, he is expert in adaptation of themes to 3D and also to fit screen plays to depth, to manage shooting sets, post production corrections, special effects and 3D computer work for cartoon work. He is currently shooting the first European live theatrical release, directed by Wim Wenders, on Pina Bauch’s work.

Frédéric Devernay (INRIA Grenoble, France)

Frédéric Devernay is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, France (1992), and his PhD, directed by Olivier Faugeras, was on stereoscopic computer vision and its applications. He has been a research scientist at INRIA since 2000, where he worked on computer vision for robotic surgery, markerless motion capture and multi-camera computer vision. His research is now focused on applications of stereoscopic vision to 3-D cinema and television, and action recognition. His research work was the subject of industrial transfers such as:
- 3D reconstruction from stereoscopy with Autodesk/Realviz (1999)
- Shooting and post-production of stereoscopic 3D movies with Binocle (2008)
- Synchronized HD multi-camera recording on a PC cluster with 4DView Solutions (2008).

Ami Dror (XpanD, USA)

Ami Dror is the Chief Strategy Officer for XPAND and one of the founders of the company. He is responsible for XPAND’s overall strategy and a true 3D evangelist, with vast experience in 3D production, 3D exhibition, 3D consumer electronics, professional 3D applications, and 3D usage in military applications. Ami chair the International 3D Society 3D-In-Home Committee, a member of SMPTE 3DTV group and the Consumer Electronic Association 3D Task Forces. He was previously educational 3D movies filmmaker; Israeli diplomat; and officer at the Israeli Secret Service. Ami holds a BSC in computer engineering and international marketing

 

Michael Dufranne (EVS, Belgium)

Coming from a background in work psychology and computer ergonomics, Michael Dufranne has joined EVS after several experiences in usability design and information architecture.
Product Manager at EVS since 2003, Michael is responsible for the development of the software running on EVS’s video servers used in sport and studio production worldwide. Recently, he has been mainly involved in 3D related developments and their challenges in everyday broadcast production.

Neil Feldman (In-Three, USA)

Neil B. Feldman is the CEO and Owner of In-Three, Inc. based in California. In-Three holds six patents on its unique “Dimensionalization®” process and its “In3D”, “In3gue”, and “postProcess” software packages.  Mr. Feldman is also the CEO and Owner of Video Post & Transfer, Inc., a 30 year-old film and video post-production facility based in Dallas.

Neil studied Electrical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He graduated in 1977 with a BSEE with Honors. Upon graduation he also received the “Theta Tau Award” given by the Delta Chapter of Case Institute of Technology. Neil is a member of the SMPTE, the Society of Professional Imaging Engineers, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and the Hollywood Production Alliance.

 

Ingo Feldmann (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Intitute, Germany)

Ingo Feldmann is a researcher and scientific project manager. He is working in the “Immersive Media & 3D Video”- Group in the Image Processing Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications HHI. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2000 respectively. Since September 2000 he is with the IP department, where he was engaged in various research activities in the field of 2D image processing, 3D scene reconstruction and modeling, digital cinema, multi-view projector-camera systems, real-time 3D video conferencing and immersive TV applications. He was involved in several German and European research projects, such as ATTEST, VIRTUE, ITI, Tsdk, Prime, Rushes, 3DPresence, and FascinatE. Further on, he contributed with his work to the MPEG 3DAV ad hoc group. Currently, Ingo Feldmann leads the research activities in his department in the fields of real-time immersive 3D video conferencing, real-time high resolution depth estimation and 3D modeling as well as real-time virtual eye contact correction.

Jason Goodman (21st Century 3D, USA)

Jason Goodman is founder and CEO of 21st Century 3D and inventor of numerous stereoscopic camera systems. Goodman is the first person in Hollywood history to be recognized by the Director’s Guild of America as a Stereographer on a theatrically released feature film. 21st Century 3D is an industry leader in the area of live action and animated stereoscopic content creation and technology development. Over the past 16 years, 21st Century 3D has designed and built 3D camera systems and developed exclusive technologies including the 3DVX line of cameras and BX3 optical beam splitter. Most recently Jason was the Director of Photography on the stereoscopic thriller Julia X, shot with RED ONE digital cinema cameras.

Wilko Grolman (University Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Amandine Guissart (University of Liège, Belgium)

Amandine Guissart is a 2nd year student of a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in Aerospace. For her final year project, she is studying the aerodynamics of a drone that will be able to shoot in 3D.

Julie M. Harris (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)

Julie M. Harris is Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, and heads the Vision Lab in the School of Psychology (www.st-andrews.ac.uk/psychology/vislab/). She is an academic scientist of over 20 years standing, specializing in the area of human visual processing of space and layout. She has an interdisciplinary training, with an undergraduate degree in Physics from Imperial College London.   Her graduate work was done in the Physiology Department at Oxford University, and as a postdoctoral scientist she worked at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, California, USA.  She has an internationally recognized reputation for her science, is involved with decisions for a number of international academic funding bodies, and serves on the boards of two major academic journals and the major human vision international academic conference. Harris’s work is primarily basic vision science, aimed at understanding how the brain computes 3-D layout and motion from binocular visual information.  She is also currently interested in how the brain knits together the binocular regions of the visible world, with those regions that are only visible to a single eye.

David Hoffman (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

David M. Hoffman received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2005 and went on to receive a Ph.D. in Vision Science from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2010.  During his PhD studies he worked with Prof. Martin Banks to investigate binocular properties of the human visual system.  In the process of studying how the visual system is able to use stereoscopic vision to estimate depth, he researched how technological limitations of stereoscopic displays lead to perceptual shortcomings. In addition to research, he also enjoys teaching and has received recognition for being an outstanding instructor at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has since begun a job at MediaTek USA as an Image Quality Engineer, and has been developing techniques to assess and improve the visual quality of electronic images captured using cell-phone cameras. 

Justus Ilgner (University Hospital Aachen, Germany)

Dr. Justus Ilgner, M.D., attended his medical course in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Germany, and Manchester, UK, between 1985 and 1992. He graduated from Aachen University of Technology in December 1992 and entered his career in Otorhinolaryngology at the University Hospital Aachen. He became a board certified specialist in Otorhinolaryngology in April 1997 and a Senior Registrar in November 1998. Sub-specialization in Plastic Surgery for the Head and Neck followed in April 2004. He became a board certified instructing surgeon for Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck in 2004 and Deputy Head of the Department in June 2006. His surgical work covers the whole field of Ear, Nose and Throat including Head and Neck. His research interests are laser surgery, optical diagnostics, biomaterials for middle ear reconstruction and 3D visualization of microsurgery for educational purposes.

Benjamin Jennes (XDC, Belgium)

Benjamin Jennes is graduated with a Master in Computer Science from the University of Liège (Belgium).  In 2008, he joined XDC International. XDC, dedicated to building a pan-European digital cinema network, is the leading digital cinema service company in Europe. His role, as Solution Manager, is to analyze new opportunities and develop products around the digital cinema global network.

Charlotte Jones (Screen Digest, UK)

Charlotte Jones is a senior analyst with research and consultancy company Screen Digest, focusing on the global film and cinema industry, and a specialist on digital cinema market trends. She is the author of The Business case for digital 3D cinema exhibition, the first major analysis of this rapidly growing sector and has co-authored two editions of the major report Digital cinema: rollout, business models and forecasts, published in 2006 and 2007, and written several others including 'Cinema exhibition and distribution in Western Europe'.
As a principle member of the team behind Cinema Intelligence, Screen Digest’s online data and analysis service, Charlotte is responsible for the collation and management of the widely referenced statistics on 60 international cinema markets and tracking of digital cinema deployments worldwide. She authors the comprehensive annual surveys on film production, distribution and world cinema that feature in Screen Digest’s journal as well as regularly researching all aspects of the film business. As an expert in the field, Charlotte contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines as well as speaking at international conferences.
Screen Digest is the pre-eminent source of business intelligence, research and analysis on global audiovisual media. Based in London, Screen Digest has tracked the development of the world's media markets for more than 35 years.

Michael Karagosian (MKPE, USA)

Michael Karagosian is the founder and president of MKPE Consulting LLC, a Los Angeles-based consultancy for business development in entertainment technology.  He is a 30 year veteran of the cinema industry, and has been active in the digital cinema space for the past 11 years.  He served for eight years as senior technology adviser to the US-based National Association of Theatre Owners.  He is a member of the board of directors for In-Three, and was an advisor to the UK Film Council for the Digital Screen Network.  He was a founder and former president of Cinema Group Ltd.  In the late 70's and early 80's, Michael led the development of cinema and studio products at Dolby Laboratories.  He chairs the SMPTE TC-21DC30 Digital Cinema Working Group for Exhibition, and is the editor of mkpeReport (http://report.mkpe.com).

Brian F.G. Katz (LIMSI-CNRS, France)

Brian F.G. Katz is a researcher at LIMSI-CNRS (Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences) and is the coordinator of the Sound & Space research team within the Audio and Acoustics group. His fields of interest include spatial 3D audio rendering and perception and room acoustics. Major research focuses on the development and use of spatial audio synthesis within virtual reality and augmented reality environments. With a background in Physics and Philosophy, he obtained his Ph.D. in Acoustics from Penn State in 1998. Before joining CNRS, he worked for various Acoustic Consulting firms, including Artec Consultants Inc., ARUP & Partners, and Kahle Acoustics. He has also worked at the Laboratoire d’Acoustique Musical, Université Paris VI, and at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris.

Kommer Kleijn (The Nederlands)

Kommer Kleijn SBC is both a Director of Photography and a Stereographer. As a DOP he is specialized in visual effects and special formats. He is also active in image technology research and consults for equipment manufacturers. He has worked on visual effects for commercials and special venue and large format movies and also has photographed many of those. Among them are numerous stereoscopic productions, one IMAX 3D. He started practicing stereography professionally from 1998 onwards and as a stereographer he has been involved with many kinds of productions including both movies and multi camera live captures for sports and music. He is teaching in 3 film schools, works as an instructor in professional workshops, is an SBC and EDCF board member and chairs the SMPTE 21DC Additional Frame Rates Ad Hoc Group. He is a regular speaker on international image technology conferences and was recently awarded the "Bert Easey Technical Achievement Award" by the BSC for his determination in the process of standardizing the 60 fps frame rate for Digital Cinema projection. His web site is at http://www.kommer.com.

Recent stereography work includes supervising the stereography for the live transmission of the European Champions League soccer final in Madrid (one of the very first international live 3D TV broadcast in Europe), capturing the first MTV 3D concert with "Vampire Weekend" in Turin Italy and supervising the 3D for the feature length cinema capture of Michael Flatleys' show "Lord Of The Dance" this fall in Dublin and London.

John Kua (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

John Kua is a research scientist in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a member of the Video and Image Processing Lab. He has a master’s degree from The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a research assistant in the Field Robotics Center. His work centers around robotic perception, with emphasis on laser-sensors and computer-vision based algorithms for navigation, modeling, and recognition, in particular in mobile settings.

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)

Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin is a composer, Professor of Media Arts and Technology and Music, and a researcher in multi-modal media systems content and facilities design. Her years of experience in digital media research led to the creation of a multi-million dollar sponsored research program for the University of California—the Digital Media Innovation Program. She was Chief Scientist of the Program from 1998 to 2003.  The culmination of her research and creative work is the AlloSphere, a 30-foot diameter, 3-story high metal sphere inside an echo-free cube, designed for immersive, interactive scientific and artistic investigation of multi-dimensional data sets. Scientifically, the AlloSphere is an instrument for gaining insight and developing bodily intuition about environments into which the body cannot venture.  Artistically, it is an instrument for the creation and performance of avant-garde new works and the development of new modes and genres of expression and forms of immersion-based entrainment.

Malgorzata Kujawinska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Malgorzata Kujawinska is full professor of applied optics At Warsaw University of technology. Since early 80ies she is working in optical metrology with special focus on holography and 3D/4D data capture and analysis. She has participated in many national and EU projects including the recent one Real3D- Digital holography for 3D and 4D real-world object capture, processing and display. She is the author and co-author of many books and papers on optical measurement methods and 2D/3D/4D data processing and co-founder of Smarttech company specializing in 3D scanners.

She was the president of SPIE and vice-president of ICO and recently she is the vice-president of European Technology Platform Photonics21.

Véronique Legendre (Looping Productions, France)

Veronique Legendre, author-director-producer. Her first art film video “Looping” was awarded in many festivals. She then joined NHK in 1988 and directed the first shooting in HD in collaboration with R&D lab in Japan. Independent director and producer, she traveled extensively in Asia, where she continued her artistic achievements, including stereo in 2000 in Japan at the Villa Kujoyama with "Double-Vues". She founded the company Looping Productions and co-produced and directed a lot of cultural programs. Since 2005 she’s been taking part in the development of HD in Europe and carries out consultancy in the field of new technologies. More recently, she participated in the launch of 3D in Europe and Asia.

Laurent Lucas (University of Reims, France)

Laurent LUCAS is a professor at the Computer Science Department of the University Institute of Technology of Reims. He manages the “Signal, Image and Knowledge” research group and is also in charge of the virtual reality platform of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA). His research interests include visualization, discrete geometry, deformable models, simulation and co-operation between image processing and image synthesis particularly in the 3DTV area. These activities have helped raise the following technological challenges:

  • time tracking of 3D shapes of varying topological genus;
  • implicit representation of multiscale 3D discrete shapes;
  • semantic-time visualization of interactive deformable surfaces;
  • dynamic simulation of phenomena of cracks on surfaces of type 2-manifold;
  • acquisition, compression, transmission and visualization of multiscopic signals for 3DTV.
Florian Maier (Stereotec, Germany)

Dipl. -Ing. Florian Maier -

For over 10 years, Florian MAIER (born 1978) has been working in the fi eld of 3D. Along with his studies, he ran his own video production company (BLUE FRAMES media; founded in 1997) and specialized in 3D photography and 3D video. He developed some new 3D recording devices and holds several patents. After finishing his studies as an Engineer of Media technology, he continued working as a 3D consultant, e. g. in research projects at the German Aerospace Centre DLR. In 2007, he started consulting and developing the 3D-rig. Additionally, he is involved in a couple of research projects on 3D. One of these is about research on human factors to provide the best technical solutions possible for a 3D image without 3D sickness. Stereoscopic Technologies has also produced software solutions (Stereoscopic).

Gilles Marcellier (Alioscopy)

Gilles Marcellier is a French business school graduate from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. After working in computer graphics applied to architecture, interactive media and web applications, his strong attraction towards 3D imagery and new technologies leads him into joining Alioscopy in 2007. As commercial director for Europe, he binds partnerships with many CG animation studios, real time 3D application developers and digital signage operators. His experience both in 3D and imagery helps him introducing content creators to the specificities of Alioscopy 3D screens as well as creating autostereoscopic content when needed. He also contributes in the company's R&D projects thanks to his computer skills and programming abilities.

Frank Melchior (IOSONO, Germany/USA)

Frank Melchior received a Dipl.-Ing. (Master of Science) in Media Technology from Technical University Ilmenau.  After finishing his thesis on "Wave field synthesis for cinema applications" in 2003, he worked as a researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology.  He has more than 8 year professional experience in spatial audio systems and wave field synthesis including authoring, automotive applications and motion picture sound. Since 2009 Frank Melchior is Director Research and Development at the IOSONO GmbH, Erfurt. He has published more than 20 papers in journals and conference proceedings and holds several patents in the field of WFS. Frank Melchior is currently finishing his Ph.D. project „Spatial sound design" at the University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands.   His research interests include spatial array signal processing, spatial audio reproduction and user interface technology for audio systems. Frank Melchior is member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik (DEGA) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Ronald Meyvisch (Outside Broadcast, Belgium)

Ronald Meyvisch started his professional career in 1988 as a sound engineer for the Flemish radio. When commercial television took of in Belgium, he switched to TV and worked several years as a video editor, linear at first, non linear as soon as it became available. In search for new challenges, in 1996, Ronald took a position as chief engineer at Outside Broadcast and gradually moved on to technical project management.

In 2002, Outside Broadcast started to provide HDTV facilities in Europe, and during the first years, Ronald was responsible for every HD production of Outside Broadcast right up to the first UEFA Champions league Final in HD in Istanbul 2005.

As of 2008, he has been investigating 3D TV in order to master 3D stereography. Since December 2009, Ronald also did the project management of several 3D recordings and transmissions, one of them being the first UEFA Champions League Final in 3D HDTV.

Benoît Michel (Stereoscopynews, Belgium)

Benoît Michel co-founded “Neurones”, one of the first 3D cartoon studios in Europe in 1989. After that, he switched to R&D project management in telecom­munications, human-machine interaction, digital cinema, and multimedia and is now at UCL, successively managing the SIMILAR network of excellence on multimodal interfaces, the EDCINE project on enhanced digital cinema. He is now leading the 3D Media research project focusing on stereoscopic and 3D imaging.
He is also a member of the editorial board of ERCIM, the European branch of the W3C and is working as a consultant for the European Commission, the TWIST cluster of Walloon companies, and various private companies.
He is the editor of the free “StereoscopyNews” newsletter.

Jagan Mohan (Trikona Technologies, India)

Jagan Mohan is the co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Trikona Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He has more than 2 decades of experience in media and related technology space. He was actively involved in setting up the world’s largest Colorization and Restoration facility in India. Under his leadership, Trikona has grown into a reputed colorization, restoration, Visual effects, and digital media facility. Trikona plays a major role in developing the world’s first 2D to 3D converting software by Galactic Brush Pvt. Ltd., which is shortly going to be distributed and launched worldwide by Trikona. The tool, developed by the best complex algorithm experts from Galactic Brush, is very easy to use and is a  cost effective solution to create complex 3D stereo images and moving content. Mr. Jagan Mohan will make the first announcement of this new product and give a description of its capabilities, for the first time, at 3D Stereo MEDIA 2010 in Liège, Belgium.

Hector Navarro (University of Valencia, Spain)

Hector Navarro received his M.Sc. degree in Photonics from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2009.

Since 2007 he has been working with the 3D Imaging and Display Laboratory (University of Valencia), were currently he is running his Ph. D project.

His research interest is focused in the development of multiperspective 3D imaging and display systems. His main achievements are the invention of a technique for the improvement of the viewing angle of 3D monitors, the development of a method for reconstruction of 3D scenes with high optical sectioning and the refinement of an algorithm for the calculation of multiple, horizontal and vertical, perspectives from a low number of views.

To present his results, he has published 5 articles in major journals and authored 8 communications in prestigious Physics Conferences

Rob Oldfield (University of Salford, UK)

Rob Oldfield graduated with an MSc (by research) in acoustics from the University of Salford in 2006. His thesis looked at tunable low frequency absorption for critical listening environments. Remaining at Salford he embarked on a Ph.D and he is currently writing up his thesis on 3D sound reproduction using wave field synthesis. His thesis focuses on the improvements in rendering virtual sound sources inside the listening space, a subject of great importance for the improvement in the realism of 3D A/V material.
Rob also works as a research assistant on a FP7 European funded project called FascinatE (www.fascinate-project.eu) aiming at a format agnostic interactive television experience for live events. Rob’s main interests are in spatial sound recording and reproduction and room acoustics.

Anna Öst (Norrköping Visualization Center, Sweden)

Anna Öst is the dome production and exhibition manager at the Norrköping Visualization Center. Since 2007 she has been working with content development and production management for the public part of the center, she is also the producer of their first fulldome show. Her main interests lie within finding new ways of communicating science to a general public, using visualization, interactive installations, the exhibition format and immersive environments as tools.

Claude Oury (CRIG, Belgique)

Claude OURY, Engineer and Research Director for CRIG asbl. He is a member of "Stéréo-Club Français". He has more than 50 years'experience in amateur movies at "Royal Ciné Vidéo 8/16" in Liège. For the past year, he has been shooting 3D movies and has 6 months'experience with the Panasonic AG-3DA1 camera.

Greg Passmore (PassmoreLab, USA)

Greg Passmore has a 30 year career in technology innovation and creative imaging. His firm, PassmoreLab has about 200 employees in three countries performing software development, 3D conversion and live action filmmaking. With an academic background in math and software development, Mr. Passmore also has a creative side and is an accomplished photographer with his fashion photography work appearing in Vogue, Cosmo, Wired, textbooks, numerous photography books and exhibitions. Now, running film crews, software teams and a state of the art conversion lab, his firm, PassmoreLab, is growing over 100% per year in revenues and production capacity.  

Daniel Pierret (DP Lenticular, Ireland)

Daniel Pierret is managing director and founder of DP Lenticular, the only European company dedicated solely to the promotion and sales of Lenstar™ lenticular plastic sheets and rolls. After studying marketing in Belgium, Daniel worked in the insurance/marketing sector for 10 years before joining the world of advertising photography in 1989. In 1994, he entered the 3D imaging industry and in 1999, he started working in the lenticular plastics sector with Lenticular Corporation. LPC Europe Ltd was founded in September 2001 and changed its corporate identity to DPLenticular in February 2008. DP Lenticular is based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and with almost 10 years in the lenticular business is recognized as being the leader in this niche market.

Anne-Lise Poplavsky (Star-Apic, Belgium)

Anne-Lise Poplavsky received the degree of “Ingénieur Architecte” from the University of Liège (ULg), Belgium.  First hired by Bull (Computer constructor) as system engineer, she was responsible of the development of banking clearing software. Then she worked for Neurones (3D cartoon studios) on the conception of a 3D modeler.  Since 1993, she has been working for STAR-APIC (GIS Software Editor), and assumes different functions: consultancy, database designer, requirements specifier, process engineer, R&D manager … For the past 3 years, she has had the responsibility of the development of the 3D GIS software.

Yves Pupulin (Binocle, France)

Yves Pupulin is one of the professionals who got interested very early in the creative potential of 3D. After starting as an assistant operator in the 80s, he joined Excalibur, the company in which he co-directs the special-effects (SFX) department. Yves Pupulin, a pioneer in 3D stereo in France, has been doing R&D for the past 10 years. He was behind the first Stereocam Super HD and is the author of studies on the behavior of the brain in stereoscopy. He subsequently participated in the Imaginove Mirage 3D technology cluster. In 2008, he founded Binocle 3D, today the European reference for 3D shooting and capture for cinema and television.

Jenny Read (University of Newcastle, UK)

Jenny Read is interested in how the brain combines the two eyes’ images to achieve 3D vision. Using the latest advances in physiology, she builds computer models of the cortical areas involved in stereo vision, simulating activity in thousands of brain cells. She compares the 3D depth reported by such computer models with the depth perception of human observers in her stereo psychophysics lab. She also examines how normal 3D vision is altered in patients with conditions such as intermittent exotropia or visual agnosia. In recent years, she has been particularly interested in how the visual system handles vertical disparities between the two eyes’ images. Jenny did a doctorate in theoretical astrophysics before moving into visual neuroscience. After working at Oxford University and the US National Institutes of Health, she moved to Newcastle University in the north of England in 2005. 

Dominique Rigaud (UP3D, France)

Dominique Rigaud is very involved in the production and distribution of films in special formats; he took part in most conferences on giant screens in Europe and North America. He is the president of UP3D , union of 3D professionals, a member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association and a member of Euromax, and he was vice-president of the Large Format Cinema Association. He produced movies in 2D and 3D (15/70mm-IMAX, 8/70mm, 5/70mm, Multi-screens, ride) and over  1,500 commercials, 80 institutional films and dozens of TV documentaries. He distributes short 3D films (WoW), and is also associate director of R2D1, a production and postproduction company and equipment supplier for cinemas. R2D1 has exclusive rights of the license and DTS in France. 

Sammy Rogmans (Université de Hasselt, Belgique)

Sammy Rogmans received an M.S. degree in 2007, from the Lessius Hogeschool, Campus De Nayer, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, in electrical engineering with specialization in information and communication technology. With his Master’s thesis about real-time stereo matching on graphics hardware, he won three prestigious scientific awards, including the Barco Awards 2007. Since January 2008, Sammy Rogmans is working towards a Ph.D. in computer sciences at the Expertise centre for Digital Media of the Hasselt University, funded by the IWT. His main interests are e.g. multi-camera vision, general-purpose computation on GPU, many-core platforms, image/video processing, real-time systems, but extend further to the entire domain of multimedia.

Olivier Schreer (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute, Germany)

Dr. Oliver Schreer is working since 1998 as project leader in the Immersive Media & 3D Video Group at Image Processing Department of Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute. His main field of research is 3D analysis, image-based rendering and 3D video communication. He was and is involved in a number of European research projects in the IST, FP6 and FP7 work programme, acting as work package leader and project coordinator.
In November 1999, Oliver Schreer finished his PhD in electrical engineering at the TU Berlin. Since autumn 2001, he is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin, giving lectures on stereo image processing and view synthesis. Since November 2006, he is Assistant Professor (Privatdozent) in the same faculty. He published more than 60 papers and he edited a book on "3D Video Communication" published in 2005 at Wiley & Sons, UK.

Mark Schubin (SchubinCafe.com, USA, live from New York via All-Mobile Video & Eutelsat)

Multiple-Emmy-Award-winning SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin has been working in 3D and writing about it since 1972.  Earlier this year he gave the keynote address about 3D at the Digital Cinema Summit.  He blogs about the subject at SchubinCafe.com.

Ben Stassen (nWave Pictures, Belgium)

Ben Stassen, one of the principals at nWave Pictures, is a feature film and special venue filmmaker who specializes in 3D and 4D formats. Stassen released his first theatrical feature film, “Fly Me to the Moon,” worldwide throughout 2008. It is the first true 3D feature film that has been conceived and created for the 3D environment.

Currently in production on “Around the World in 50 Years – 3D,” Stassen will again direct the 3D animated film.  A world leader in multi-platform digital filmmaking, Stassen is a renowned source who speaks regularly on topics including his strategies and opinions about the future of 3D cinema and utilizing digital technologies to maximize intellectual properties throughout multiple media. 

Ralf Tanger (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute, Germany)

Ralf Tanger graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin in 1996. From 1993 to 1997 he had been working for Daimler-Benz Research in the field of image classification with Neural Networks. In 1997 he joined the Image Processing Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications HHI. He was and is engaged in several European (COST211ter, NEMESIS, VIRTUE, 2020 3D Media, 3D4YOU, MUSCADE) and German research projects in the fields of segmentation, video conferencing and 3D video. Currently he is mainly interested in 3D video analysis, depth estimation and content creation for AS3D. Ralf is a member of IEEE, SMPTE and VDI.

Ivan Tashev (Microsoft Research, USA)

Dr. Ivan Tashev received his Engineering Diploma in Electronics and PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He became assistant professor in the same university in 1989.

Dr. Tashev joined Microsoft in 1998. He was involved in projects such as RingCam (now a Microsoft product – Round Table Device), Microphone Array support in Windows, Kinect (accessory for Xbox). He is a member of the Speech Technology Group at Microsoft Research lab in Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA.

Dr. Ivan Tashev is a senior member of IEEE, member of the Audio Engineering Society and its Pacific Northwest Committee. He is a member of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society. Dr. Tashev has published four books, more than 50 scientific papers and is inventor of 7 granted U.S. patents and 18 U.S. patent applications.

Hugo Thienpont (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Hugo Thienpont (M’99) was born in Ninove, Belgium, in 1961. He graduated as an electrotechnical engineer in 1984 and received the Ph.D. degree in applied sciences in 1990, both at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

In 1994 he became Professor at the Faculty of Engineering. In 2004 he was elected Chair of the Department of Applied Physics and Photonics. Currently he coordinates several research and networking projects at the European level and manages micro-photonics related industrial projects in collaboration with companies like Barco, Melexis, Best, Tyco, and Umicore. He authored around 200 SCI-stated journal papers and more than 400 publications in international conference proceedings.

Prof. Thienpont received the International Commission for Optics Prize ICO in 1999 and the Ernst Abbe medal from Carl Zeiss. In 2003, he was awarded the title of “IEEE Photonics Distinguished Lecturer.” In 2005 he received the SPIE President’s Award for dedicated services to the European Photonics Community, and in 2007 the international MOC Award for his contributions in the field of micro-optics and the prize “Prof. Roger van Geen” for his scientific achievements during his research career at VUB. In 2008 he obtains the prestigious “Methusalem” status for top-scientist from the Flemish government for his research track-record in photonics. Hugo Thienpont is a member of the Board of Stakeholders of the Technology Platform Photonics21, a high-level advisory board for optics and photonics in Europe.

Joëlle Tilmanne (UMons, Belgium)

Joelle Tilmanne holds an Electrical Engineering degree from FPMs since June 2006. She did her master thesis in the field of sleep signals analysis, at Lehigh University (USA).  In September 2006, she joined the Circuit Theory and Signal Processing Lab of FPMs, which is now part of the University of Mons. She is pursuing a PhD thesis, in the field of motion capture data analysis and HMM based motion synthesis.

Marc Umé (Digital Graphics, Belgium)

Marc Umé is an Aerospace and Civil Engineer Doctor in Applied Sciences. With his brother Serge, he created Digital Graphics in 1994. The company is specialized in 2D/3D animation and special effects for movies. Since the beginning, Marc Umé has been in charge of the development of custom graphic software with a constant improvement during the production of more than 50 films. The culmination of this R&D strategy will be the Oscar-nominated cartoon "The Secret of Kells" in very specific aesthetic and colorized with his tools. The documentary "14-18, The Noise and The Fury" with the records of 1914-18 fully restored and colorized, also benefits from this approach. The latest technological challenge of the moment, for Marc Umé and his team of 40 people, is the first conversion of 2D cartoon "Little Big Panda" to a stereoscopic 3D version.

Wilfried Van Baelen (Galaxy Studios, Belgium)

Wilfried van Baelen is the founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios, renowned as an early pioneer in the production of high-end surrounds sound in both the music and film industry. He produced about 20 Platinum music albums for a wide range of international artists. In 2006, the feature film ‘Khadak’ got the Golden Lion Award on the Venice Film Festival and Wilfried had a special recommendation from the jury for ‘best sound for picture’. He started to develop 3D sound in 2006 and by now recorded 3 feature films with full 3D sound equipment on set! He is the Inventor of a total solution concept and codex for 3D Sound in film, broadcast, mobiles, games, etc…

Alain Verdier (Technicolor, France)

Alain Verdier is graduate engineer of the “Institut National des Sciences Appliquées” in Rennes (1988). He joined Technicolor in 1990 where he was involved in development and implementation of motion estimation based algorithms that received an Emmy Award in 1992. Then he lead different R&D projects, first in the professional domain to improve quality of video format conversion, then in the consumer domain as a technical advisor in STB architecture. He then took the responsibility of an IP development team in the video compression domain. More recently, in 2009, he joined the 3D research project and leads studies on 3D stereo perception and rendering.

Jacques Verly (University of Liège, Belgium)

Jacques G. Verly received the degree of “Ingénieur Electricien (Electronique)” from the University of Liège (ULg), Belgium, in 1975. Initially sponsored by the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF), he spent 5 years at Stanford University, where he got the MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering. He then spent 20 years at Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where his work on laser radars sparked his interest for 3D. Since 2000, he has been a professor in the Dept. of EECS of the ULg. His main area of interest is signal and image exploitation. He is the instigator and a co-organizer of 3D Stereo MEDIA. He has over 250 publications and 2 US patents. He held a Francqui Chair and is a Fellow of the BAEF.

Simon Watt (Bangor University, UK)

Simon Watt is a lecturer in vision research in the School of Psychology at Bangor University, North Wales. His lab carries out basic and applied research on a number of topics related to 3-D perception and binocular vision. In particular, he works on perceptual and ergonomic problems with current 3-D display technologies. He also carries out research on (i) depth perception, (ii) how 3-D vision is used to control everyday movements such as reaching to grasp, and (iii) how the brain combines 3-D information across sensory modalities. Web: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~psse2d/

Christophe Waucquez (ANSYS, Belgique)

Ir. Christophe Waucquez, is Regional Sales Manager of ANSYS Belgium. ANSYS develops, markets, and supports engineering simulation software used to predict how product designs will operate and how manufacturing processes will behave in real-world environments.

Steffen Weissmann (TU Berlin, Germany)

Steffen Weissmann received his PhD in mathematics from TU Berlin in 2010 for his work on filament-based smoke simulation. In 2006 he received a diploma degree in mathematics from TU Berlin. Since 2006 he is a member of the DFG research center Matheon "Mathematics for key technologies". There he is working on fast algorithms for fluid simulation and on mathematical visualization with focus on interactive applications and installations. He is one of the core developers of jreality (www.jreality.de), a java library for interactive 3D graphics and audio, which supports platforms ranging from laptops to distributed immersive virtual environments. In the context of filament-based smoke simulation he is collaborating with the Caltech Multi-Res Modeling Group, and with Dreamworks Animation.

Laurent Wéra (Université de Liège, Belgique)

Laurent Wéra is a second year Master’s student in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liège, Belgium. His final study is in the preliminary study of the structure of a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). This UAV will be capable of shooting various ground targets in 3D.

Avideh Zakhor (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

Avideh Zakhor joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1988 where she is currently the Qualcomm Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Her areas of interest include 3D image and video processing and computer vision. She has won  a number of best paper awards, including the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 1997 and 2009, and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 1997 and 1999. She holds 6 U.S. patents, and is the co-author of three books.

 Prof. Zakhor received the B. S. degree from Caltech  and the S. M. and Ph. D. degrees from MIT, all in electrical engineering. She was a General Motors scholar and a Hertz fellow, and received the Presidential Young Investigators (PYI) award. In 2001, she was elected as IEEE fellow.

 She co-founded OPC technology in 1996, which was acquired by Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq: MENT) in 1998, and UrbanScan  Inc. in 2005 which was acquired by Google in 2007.