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A. Augusto de Sousa finished his PhD in 1996 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, in the areas of Computer Graphics/Image Synthesis and Parallel Computing. He has been a lecturer and professor at the same Faculty since 1983, in areas related to Computer Graphics and Computer Architecture.


He was, between October 2014 and October 2022, a member of the executive board of FEUP, with the position of Vice-President of the Pedagogical Council. He was, from 2008 to 2014, director of the Integrated Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering at FEUP and, from 2000 to 2003, a member of the first Board that installed the Degree in Journalism and Communication Sciences at the University of Porto. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of ProDEI (Doctoral Program in Computer Engineering at FEUP) from its foundation in 2005 until May 2023. He is a member of the Department Council of the DEI (Computer Engineering Department of FEUP) and was several times elected member of the Pedagogic Council and the Scientific Council of FEUP.


He has been a researcher at INESC TEC since 1985, where he coordinates the Computer Graphics group of the HumanISE Unit and was coordinator of the Information Systems and Computer Graphics Unit between 1998 and 2000. He was the supervisor of two PhD theses, in Optimization of Visualization in Extensive 3D Scenes and in Storage, Processing and Visualization of Spatio-temporal Data, as well as co-supervisor of three PhD theses in Image Synthesis, Virtual Reality and Automatic Modeling of Virtual Urban Environments. He has supervised several MSc theses in several areas of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Geographic Information Systems.


A. Augusto de Sousa has been involved in several R&D projects generically related to Advanced/Intuitive Interaction, Image Synthesis and Virtual Reality. He was the Principal Investigator of several FCT-funded projects in Spatial-Temporal Data Processing and Visualization, Expedient Modeling and Visualization of Urban Virtual Environments and Multisensorial Virtual Environments. He collaborated on a European project in the area of Advanced Interaction for 3D Modeling. He participated in the organisation and scientific committee of numerous national and international conferences and was the responsible organiser of three international conferences.


He was a member, in two different moments, of the direction of the EUROGRAPHICS Portuguese Chapter, having occupied the positions of President, Vice-President and Treasurer, as well as, inherently, member of the Executive Committee of the EUROGRAPHICS Association.

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  • Name

    Augusto Sousa
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st March 1985
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Publications

2023

Proceedings of the 18th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2023, Volume 1: GRAPP, Lisbon, Portugal, February 19-21, 2023

Authors
de Sousa, AA; Rogers, TB; Bouatouch, K;

Publication
VISIGRAPP (1: GRAPP)

Abstract

2023

Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - 16th International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2021, Virtual Event, February 8-10, 2021, Revised Selected Papers

Authors
de Sousa, AA; Havran, V; Paljic, A; Peck, TC; Hurter, C; Purchase, HC; Farinella, GM; Radeva, P; Bouatouch, K;

Publication
VISIGRAPP (Revised Selected Papers)

Abstract

2022

Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2022, Volume 1: GRAPP, Online Streaming, February 6-8, 2022

Authors
de Sousa, AA; Debattista, K; Bouatouch, K;

Publication
VISIGRAPP (1: GRAPP)

Abstract

2022

Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - 15th International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2020 Valletta, Malta, February 27-29, 2020, Revised Selected Papers

Authors
Bouatouch, K; de Sousa, AA; Chessa, M; Paljic, A; Kerren, A; Hurter, C; Farinella, GM; Radeva, P; Braz, J;

Publication
VISIGRAPP (Revised Selected Papers)

Abstract

2022

Influence of the underwater environment in the procedural generation of marine alga Asparagopsis Armata

Authors
Rodrigues, N; Sousa, AA; Rodrigues, R; Coelho, A;

Publication
Journal of WSCG

Abstract
Content generation is a heavy task in virtual worlds design. Procedural content generation techniques aim to agile this process by automating the 3D modelling with some degree of parametrisation. The novelty of this work is the procedural generation of the marine alga (Asparagopsis armata), taking into consideration the underwater environmental factors. The depth and the occlusion were the two parameters in this study to simulate how the alga growth is influenced by the environment where the alga grows. Starting by building a prototype to explore different L-systems categories to model the alga, the stochastic L-systems with parametric features were selected to generate different alga plasticities. Qualitative methods were used to evaluate the designed grammar and alga’s animation results by comparing videos and images of the Asparagopsis armata with the computer-generated versions. © 2022, Vaclav Skala Union Agency. All rights reserved.

Supervised
thesis

2022

Enhancing Research Data Lifecycle: Solving Observation-centric and Reproducibility Challenges

Author
Artur Jorge da Silva Rocha

Institution
UP-FEUP

2022

Augmented Reality in Industrial Equipment

Author
João Pedro Pinheiro de Lacerda Campos

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

cooperative and distributed location-based decision support

Author
Artur Jorge da Silva Rocha

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Advancing computational biophysics with Virtual Reality

Author
Afonso Bernardino da Silva Pinto

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Sketch based interaction for procedural modelling

Author
Diego António Rodrigues de Jesus

Institution
UP-FEUP