Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Bednarz
A/Professor Tomasz Bednarz is a Director and Head of Visualisation at the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre), UNSW Art & Design. He is also a Team Leader in Visual Analytics, at the CSIRO Data61 (Computational Platforms Group, Software & Computational Systems Program). He holds PI and AI positions at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) and holds Adjunct Associate Professor positions at the QUT (School of Mathematical Sciences) and University of South Australia (School of IT and Math Sciences). His current roles reflect his conviction to a holistic approach to the wicked problems facing the collation, analytics and display of big data. His approach is expansive and encompasses the use of novel technologies (AR, VR, CAVE, Dome, AVIE), often in combination. Over the last couple of years, he has been involved in wide range of projects in area of immersive visualisation, human-computer interaction, computational imaging, image analysis and processing, visualisation, simulations, computer graphics, computer games, computational fluid dynamics, demoscene. He is Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. SIGGRAPH conferences are the world�s largest, most influential annual meetings and exhibitions in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The conference will be held for the very first time in Australia (Brisbane).
Dr. Saulo Martelli
Dr Saulo Martelli received a MS in Mechanical Engineering (2003) and PhD in Biomechanical Engineering (2008) from the University of Bologna (Italy). His research aims at elucidating deep aspects of human motion focusing on bone strength and metabolism, orthopaedic devices, physical activity, and muscle function. Honorary member of the University of Melbourne. Member of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), the Australian & New Zeeland Orthopaedic Society (ANZORS) and the Australian Biomechanics society (ABC). He is a lecturer and a research fellow supported by the Australian Research Council.
Emeritus Prof. Julie Holledge
Julie Holledge is an Emerita Professor at Flinders University, where she spent many years as the Director of the Drama Centre teaching acting and directing and running the Australian Performance Laboratory. Her international standing as a scholar has been recognised with appointments as Professor at the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo and Distinguished Professor at the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) at the Open University of Hong Kong. As one of the founders of AusStage, the Australian digital gateway for the performing arts, she has pioneered the use of digital humanities in theatre studies for twenty years. She is currently involved in the virtual reconstructions of lost theatres and the use of these immersive environments as laboratories for performance research. In 2017, she was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Lazaros Kastanis is a director and founding member of Ortelia Interactive Spaces, a company specialising in digital solutions for the cultural heritage sector. Lazaros holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Science and has recently submitted his Phd by monograph at QUT in the field of 3D historical reconstructions and authenticity. Lazaros has worked in organisations as diverse as British Aerospace, Queensland Department of Natural resources, and several universities. He has been working in the 3D real-time industry for 20 years with a focus on cultural heritage. Lazaros has extensive expertise, and a keen interest in Interactive Real-time applications with a strong focus on the GLAM sector. He has worked extensively with galleries, museums and researchers across a range of digital projects.