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Ana Estela Haddad


Ana Estela HADDAD

Associate Professor
University of São Paulo (USP)

[en] Ana Estela Haddad is graduated in Dentistry from the University of São Paulo. She holds a Master and  Doctoral degree in Dental Science from USP. Ana Estela is an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), a Permanent Member and Master and Ph.D. advisor of the Graduate Studies in Dental Sciences. Member of the Board of FOUSP.  She is Vice President of the Brazilian Council of Telemedicine and Telehealth – CBTms (management 2014-2015).  continue reading–> 



Andy Maltz

Andy Maltz


Director, Science and Technology Council Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

Since 2003, as the first director of the Academy’s reconstituted Science & Technology Council, Maltz has been responsible for developing and implementing its operational plan, and administering the Council’sday-to-day operations. Previously, Maltz was CEO of Avica Technology Corp., where he led the first worldwide commercial deployment of digital cinema servers, drove the development of key technologies for digital cinema, and was heavily involved with the digital releases of many major motion pictures in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  continue reading –>


alfredo-suppiaAlfredo SUPPIA

Associate Professor
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Professor and a member of the Board of the Department of the Film Arts Institute of UNICAMP, member of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Cinema and Audiovisual (SOCINE) and also a Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) member. Graduated in journalism from PUC-Campinas, Alfredo holds a master and a doctorate degree in Multimedia from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); his research follows the history, theory and criticism in media and audiovisual processes. continue reading –>

Almir Almas

Almir Almas


Professor, USP

[en] Almir holds a PhD and a MSc in Communication and Semiotics from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP). He is Graduated in Psychology from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Almir Is a Professor in Department of Film, Radio and Television at the School of Communication and Arts, University of São Paulo (CTR / ECA / USP) since 2002. He is video artist, producer and director of Audiovisual; His fields of investigation are: Digital TV Research, Interactivity, Video, Film, Electronic art and Japanese culture. continue reading –>





Program Committee member, 12th Annual ON*VECTOR International Photonics Workshop
Executive Director, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan

Atsushi Takahara received a Doctor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 1988, he joined NTT. He has worked in the research of LSI design, CAD systems, programmable device design, programmable network node architecture, and flow-based traffic control.  continue reading –>

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Cees de Laat

Cees de Laat

Professor, Informatics Institute
University of Amsterdam

As chair of the System and Network Engineering Research Group at the University of Amsterdam, Prof. dr. ir. Cees de Laat researches optical/switched networking for Internet transport of massive amounts of data in eScience applications, Semantic Web description language for networks and connected resources, cross-organization authorization architectures, and security/privacy systems for distributed environments. continue reading –>

Cicero Inacio da Silva

Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Software Studies Initiative Brazil

Cicero Inacio da Silva is a researcher and professor in the field of digital technologies applied to education, health, culture, arts and media. He is coordinator of the Brazilian Telehealth Networks Program and teaches at the Open University of Brazil. He was a deputy coordinator of the Open University of Brazil (UAB) and member of the Governance Committee at the São Paulo Federal University (UNIFESP). Cicero Coordinates the Software Studies group in Brazil  and the Walkingtools Lab , both in partnership with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and CUNY. He was Digital Art curator for the Brazilian Digital Culture Forum (Ministry of Culture/RNP)Digital Communities honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2010. He was a researcher on the Working Group of Advanced Visualization Applications for the National Education and Research Network (RNP), a visiting professor at UCSD from 2006 to 2010 and a visiting scholar at Brown University (2005).  continue reading –>


Daisuke Shirai

Daisuke Shirai

Daisuke SHIRAI

Research Engineer
NTT Network Innovation Laboratories

Daisuke Shirai is currently a senior research engineer at NTT Network Innovation Laboratories where he researches super-high-definition imaging systems and their transmission technology. He pioneered the world’s first 4K JPEG 2000 codec system, which enables low latency 4K60p video transmission on a Gigabit network. He is a veteran in the design and implementation of parallel processing architecture, hardware codec boards, codec control software and high-performance forward error correction (FEC) technology.  continue reading –>


Fernando Redigolo

Fernando Frota REDÍGOLO

Researcher and Professor

Fernando Frota Redigolo is a Researcher and Professor at LARC-USP (Laboratory of Computer Architecture and Networks from  University of Sao Paulo), where has been involved in several innovative projects in the fields of advanced internet, rich media and visualisation. Among the projects he currently participates are the Future Internet Testbed Experimentation between Brasil/Europe (FIBRE), Optiportal and Science DMZ Projects. continue reading –>

Guido Lemos

Guido Lemos

Guido Lemos

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Chair, Digital Video Advanced Application Lab (Lavid)
Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil

In addition to his above-mentioned affiliations, Guido Lemos de Souza Filho is a director of the Informatics Center at UFPB. He is member of the Digital Television Brazilian System Forum Board, which is in charge of the definition of the Brazilian Digital TV standards. continue reading –>

Iara Machado

Iara Machado

Iara Machado
Associate Director of Advanced Internet, Rede Nacional de Pesquisa (RNP)

Iara is Associate Director of Advanced Internet at RNP. This involves designing RNP¹s future offering of its network services. Before this she coordinated working groups related to Advanced Application projects. Iara has also worked for more than 19 years at the former state-owned long-distance telecommunications company as a Management System Architect acting in the specification, development, acquisition and implantation telecommunications network area. continue reading –>

Jane de Almeida

Jane de Almeida

Jane de Almeida
Professor and Researcher
LABCINE / Mackenzie University

Jane is a professor, researcher and coordinator of the Graduate Studies in Education, Art and History of Culture Master and Ph.D. program at Mackenzie University. She was a lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego in 2006, 2007 and 2008. continue reading –>

Jeffrey Weekley

Jeffrey Weekley

Jeffrey Weekley
Research Associate Modeling Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

Jeffrey Weekley, a Faculty Associate – Research of the Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulations (MOVES) Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School, has worked in 3D graphics, human motion capture, digital video, and virtual environments since 1999. continue reading –>




Diretor de Multimídia
TV Globo

[en] José Dias has been working on the past 40 years in the Production Techniques and Television Engineering along with the study of using computers to streamline the visual aspect and the sophisticated techniques of imaging and special effects for TV and film. Between 1979 and 1984 he was the Principal in the development of Computer Graphics Technology that revolutionized the Globo Television Network in the 80s. continue reading –>



José Francisco NETO (Chiquinho)


José Francisco Neto is one of the major references in digital video in the city of São Paulo. He is co-founder and Technical director  of CINEPRO | DOT.  José is specialized in image processing. He is member of the SMPTE – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and ABC – Brazilian Association of Cinematography. With extensive knowledge and experience in digital video post-production, he is invited to teach workshops, courses, lectures, and writing for digital cinema magazines in Brazil and abroad. continue reading –>

julio_ibarraJulio E. IBARRA, Ph.D. 

Assistant Vice President of Technology Augmented Research
julio at fiu dot edu

Julio E. Ibarra, PhD – He is the Assistant Vice President for Technology Augmented Research at Florida International University (FIU), where he focuses on furthering the mission of the Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) – to contribute to the pace and the quality of research at FIU through the application of advanced Cyberinfrastructure. He is responsible for strategic planning and development of advanced research networking services, including the development and management of the AMPATH International Exchange Point for Research and Education networks. continue reading –>



Justin Trieger


Technical Director for Distance Education and New Media Initiatives
New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy
New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Justin Trieger is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and experienced recording engineer. After formal training in the Music Technology department of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, Justin relocated to Miami Beach, FL where he now manages all of the collaborative internet-based projects of the New World Symphony. His familiarity and love for all forms of music and sound, coupled with his vast experience in a variety of technologies provides him with a unique creative perspective ready to augment any intriguing artistic enterprise. continue reading –>



Laurin Herr

Laurin Herr

Laurin Herr
Pacific Interface, Inc.

Laurin Herr is founder and president of Pacific Interface, an international consulting company that facilitates research and business between Japan, America and Europe. For more than 30 years, Pacific Interface has been analyzing trends in media, computing, video/graphics, displays and networking applications on behalf of clients wishing to explore new markets. In addition to strategic consulting and business development services, Pacific Interface provides a wide range of specialized services to organize and manage research collaborations, technical symposia, technology showcases, and media events.  continue reading –>

leandro_ciuffoLeandro Ciuffo

Gerente de P&D
Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP)

R&D Manager RNP

Leandro is a Manager in the Directorate of R&D at RNP, in charge of interacting with scientific communities concerning new approaches to advanced network use. From 2006 to 2009 he worked at INFN-Catania (Italy) in two e-Science projects: EELA (FP6) and its successor EELA2 (FP7), being responsible for dissemination and user support activities. continue reading –>


Lev Manovich

Lev Manovich

Lev Manovich 
Professor and Researcher
City University of New York / Software Studies Initiative

Lev Manovich is a Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Manovich published a number of books, including Software Takes Command (2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (2005) and The Language of New Media (2001). continue reading –>






Diretora de Engenharia
Rede Globo de Televisão

Liliana is Director of Transmission Engineering and Support to the Affiliates of TV Globo. She is a member of the Brazilian Digital TV Forum. Telecommunications engineer graduated from PUC-RJ, she worked in the internalization of analogue television in Brazil and in the development and deployment of new transmission technologies. Since 1994, she has been involved in studies for the introduction of Digital TV. Currently, she is dedicated to the deployment of digital TV in Brazil. continue reading –>



Luis Fernandez Lopez

Luis Fernandez Lopez

Medical School, University of São Paulo
Principal investigator at ANSP

[en] Prof. Lopez holds PhD in Mathematical Physics. Currently he is a professor at USP (Medicine School, University of São Paulo) and at FIU (Florida International University – Miami, USA). He is also the NARA Coordinator (Center for Advanced Networking Applications) of USP and Principal Investigator of the Project ANSP (Academic Network at São Paulo), funded by FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) and NSF (National Science Foundation). continue reading–>


Maxine Brown

Maxine Brown

Maxine D. Brown
Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago

Maxine Brown is the Director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), responsible for fundraising, outreach, documentation, and promotion of its research activities. Her research interests include computer graphics, scientific visualization, collaboration, human-computer interfaces, and high-performance computing and international network infrastructure. continue reading –>

Michael Stanton

Michael Stanton

Michael Stanton

Director of Research and Development (initially Innovation) at the Brazilian National Research and Education Network, RNP
Professor, Computing Institute of the Federal Fluminense University (UFF)

Currently he is a Full Professor at the Computing Institute of the Federal Fluminense University (UFF), and, since 2002, has also been Director of Research and Development (initially Innovation) at the Brazilian National Research and Education Network, RNP. He has experience in Computer Science, focusing on Numerical Mathematics, Computer Systems, Programming Languages, Distributed Systems and Computer Networks. continue reading –>


Michael Linville


Associate Dean for Chamber Music
New World Symphony

[en] Michael Linville has established a rich and varied professional life as a pianist, percussionist, harpist, conductor, arranger, and educator.  As the Associate Dean for Chamber Music at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Mr. Linville curates three different concert series as part of the Symphony’s season, programming repertoire and coaching its Fellows.  As a concert pianist, Linville has performed with NWS, the San Francisco Symphony, the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, and regional orchestras around the U.S.  continue reading –>


Michal Krsek

Michal Krsek

Michal Krsek

Senior Researcher

Krsek’s main research activities relate to the Czech Republic’s CESNET, including high-speed networks and suitable protocols, network interconnection, content delivery networks, IPv6, multimedia transfers over  IP networks and domain name system developments, such as eNum and DNSSEC. He is the author of  number of international research papers and participates in various network development groups, including IETF, RIPE (European IP Networks) and the Internet Society (ISOC). continue reading –> 



Milton Yogi

Milton Seiyu YOGI
Department of Ophthalmology
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)

Milton Yogi is an ophthalmologist surgeon and chief of the Division of Cataract. He is also an associate researcher in the Department of Ocular Bioengineering at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). continue reading –>




Naohisa OHTA

Naohisa OHTA

Naohisa OHTA
Graduate School of Media Design (KMD) Keio University, Japan

Naohisa Ohta, Ph.D., is currently in charge of the Advanced Media Technology Laboratory at KMD where he directs several projects focused on technology, design, management and policy for society in the future. He also directs research on long-term stable archive systems and technologies for sharing high-quality digital media via networks, including 4K and “Beyond 4K” applications. continue reading –>



Peter Otto

Peter Otto

Professor, UCSD

Peter Otto is a leading figure in the first generation of cross-over digital media technologists. He is deeply skilled in the language and aesthetics of media expression, and equally accomplished in cutting edge hardware/software design and engineering, including instrumentation and facilities design, systems and networking applications, and a wide array of media technology research and development areas. continue reading –>


Richard Weinberg

Richard Weinberg

Richard Weinberg

Research Associate Professor of Cinema-Television, Division of Animation and Digital Arts
Founder and Director, Computer Animation Laboratory, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Richard Weinberg, Ph.D., is a research associate professor in DADA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He earned a B.S. in computer science and psychology at Cornell University, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Minnesota, and received their Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003. continue reading –> 



Rodrigo Menezes

Rodrigo Afonso Menezes

Dimension Data

Cloud Solutions Architect at Dimension Data, part of the Japanese company NTT group that provides and manages specialized solutions and IT infrastructure services, with operations in more than 58 countries. continue reading –>



Steve Morris

Director of Engineering Skywalker Sound
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Steve Morris is a 20-year veteran in the audio engineering industry and has worked on designing facilities in every facet of the media business, including music, film and video post-production as well as television broadcast. He attended New York University. continue reading –>



Tereza Cristina

Tereza Cristina Carvalho

Associate Professor of Escola Politécnica
University of São Paulo (USP)

Tereza Cristina Carvalho is Associate Professor of Escola Politécnica – University of São Paulo (USP). She is founder and general director of LASSU (Laboratory of Sustainability on ITC) and co-founder and principal investigator of LARC (Laboratory of Computer and Network Architecture), both research and education laboratories of Computing and Digital System Engineering Department. She is also founder and current coordinator of CEDIR-USP (Center for Reuse and Discard of Informatics Residuals). continue reading –>




Thiago André



Thiago is a Ph.D. candidate in Media and Audiovisual Processes at University of São Paulo. Graduated in Molecular Sciences and in Audiovisual from University of São Paulo, he holds a Master degree in Applied Mathematics, also from the University of São Paulo. Currently he is the Coordinator of Audiovisual Production for Cinema and Technology at the University of São Paulo Cinema (CINUSP). He is one of the organizers of CineGrid Brazil 2014. continue reading –>



Yoichi KATO

Yoichi KATO
VP and General Manager, Web Conference Systems, NTT-IT Corp.

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Media Business, NTT IT Corp. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Chiba University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1982, 1984, and 1994, respectively. Since joining NTT in 1984, he has been working in R&D of videoconferencing systems. In the late 1980s, he actively contributed to  ITU-T SG15 in making the H.261 video compression standard. From 1995 to 2000, he led the R&D and commercialization of a shared three-dimensional virtual world platform called InterSpace at NTT Multimedia Communication Labs Inc. in California. continue reading –>