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Taku Komura received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Tokyo. He is a Reader in The School of Informatics, Edinburgh University. He has served as the program cochair of MIG 2010 (Utrecht) and ACM VRST 2010 (Hong Kong). He has also served as the conference chair of MIG 2011 (Edinburgh) and is serving as the conference cochair of ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics SCA 2012 (Lausanne).
Qunsheng Peng received the PhD degree in the School of Computing Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, in 1983. He is currently a professor at State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University, and serves as the vice chairman of the Lab Academic Committee. His research interests include realistic image synthesis, virtual reality, bio-molecule graphics, and scientific visualization. In these fields, he has authored and coauthored more than 200 journal and conference papers, including ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM VRST, ICCV, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, etc. He won the best paper award of Eurographics 1989 and received the Computer Graphics Achievements Award of China at Chinagraph 2000. He is a member of the editorial board of The Visual Computer, Science China: Information Sciences, and several Chinese journals.
George Baciu holds degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been a member of the Waterloo Computer Graphics Lab and the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence group. He is the founding director of the Graphics and Multimedia Applications (GAMA) Laboratory at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been working on image and texture analysis, deformable objects and cloth simulation, 3D motion capture, tracking and location awareness, animation, collision detection, geometric modeling, user interfaces, and cognitive models for color and texture perception. He has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and conferences, two books, and a number of editorial proceedings. Dr. Baciu has served as chair and/or cochair of international conference committees such as Game Technology Conference (GTEC), Pacific Graphics, Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST), Eurographics, Computer Graphics International, CAD/Graphics, and Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA). His research interests include scalable micro-surface imaging and reconstruction, near-regular texture analysis, high performance location awareness, collision detection, motion synthesis, dynamics of large scale deformable surfaces, virtual clothing, and geometric modeling. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.
Rynson W.H. Lau received the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge. He has been with the faculty of Durham University, City University of Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He serves on the editorial boards of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, the International Journal of Virtual Reality, and the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. He has served as the guest editor of a number of journal special issues, including IEEE Internet Computing, the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. In addition, he has also served on the committees of a number of conferences, including serving as program cochair of ACM VRST 2004 (Hong Kong), ICWL 2005 (Hong Kong), ACM MTDL 2009 (Beijing, China), and IEEE U-Media 2010 (Jinhua, China), and as conference cochair of CASA 2005 (Hong Kong), ACM VRST 2005 (Monterey, California), ICWL 2007 (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), ACM MDI 2009 (Beijing, China), and ACM VRST 2010 (Hong Kong).