Ronan BoulicRonan Boulic
Ronan Boulic is a Senior Scientist at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). He leads the Immersive Interaction research group from the Virtual Reality Laboratory. He received the PhD degree in Computer Science in 1986 from the University of Rennes, and the Habilitation degree in Computer Science in 1995 from the University of Grenoble. His research interests include 3D interactions, motion capture, modeling, and synthesis for virtual humans and robots. One major key focus is to provide computationally efficient numerical algorithms for easing real-time 3D interactions.
Ronan Boulic has co-authored 120 refereed publications and contributed to 7 books. He was co-chair of the Eurographics Workshop on Computer Animation and Simulation 1996 in Poitiers, paper co-chair of the Eurographics/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation 2004 in Grenoble, short papers co-chair of ACM VRST 2007 in Newport, and is paper co-chair of the third Conference Motion in Games 2010 in Zeist. He has served on over 55 program committees of key conferences in computer graphics, computer animation and virtual reality. He is presently Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions Visualisation and Computer Graphics and the Wiley Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. Ronan Boulic is senior member of IEEE and of ACM, and member of Eurographics

Azam Khan Azam Khan
Azam Khan is the Head of the Environment & Ergonomics Research Group at Autodesk Research. Starting in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, Azam focused on advanced 3D camera navigation interaction techniques, large displays, and pen-based interaction and has been chair of alt.chi. More recently, Azam has been exploring modeling and simulation including physics-based generative design, air flow and occupant flow in an architectural context, and simulation visualization and validation based on sensor-networks. In 2009, Azam founded and chaired SimAUD, the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, to foster collaboration between the simulation research and the architecture research communities.