Pedro Lopes is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Pedro focuses on integrating computer interfaces with the human body—exploring the interface paradigm that supersedes wearable computing. Some of these new integrated-devices include: muscle stimulation wearable that allows users to manipulate tools they have never seen before or that accelerate their reaction time, or a device that leverages the sense of smell to create an illusion of temperature. Pedro’s work has received a number of academic awards, such as four ACM CHI/UIST Best Papers. It also captured the interest of the media, such as New York Times or Wired and was exhibited at Ars Electronica & World Economic Forum. (More: https://lab.plopes.org)
Beatriz Sousa Santos
Beatriz Sousa Santos is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI/UA), University of Aveiro, Portugal, and a researcher at the Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA). She got a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and “Agregação” in Human-Computer Interfaces at the University of Aveiro; currently her main research interests are Mixed Reality and Visualization. She participated in the organization of several national and international conferences, is co-editor of the Education Department, and member of the editorial board of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, and serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Eurographics Association, as well as chair of the Education Board.