Joaquim A Jorge
Joaquim Jorge is Full Professor of Computer Science at Instituto
Superior Técnico (IST/UTL), the School of Engineering of the Technical University of Lisboa, Portugal, where he teaches User Interfaces and Computer
Graphics. He received PhD and MSc degrees in
Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in
1995 and a BsEE from IST/UTL in 1984.
He was co-chair of Eurographics'98,
which took place in Lisboa, Portugal. He has served as general chair or program chair for many conferences, including International Conference on CAD/Computer Graphics 2013 (Hong Kong), IUI 2012, INTERACT 2011, ECCE'2008 (Funchal, Madeira), CAe2008 (Portugal), WSCG 2006 (Plz, Czech Republic - program co-chair), EGVE'06 and EUROVIS'06 (Lisbon, Portugal May 2006) and EG SBM'05 (Dublin, September 05), SBM'04 (Grenoble, France, September 04), EGMM04 (Nanjing, PRC, October 04) Workshops and EG MM01 (Manchester 2001). A long time practitioner of
Computer Graphics, he first joined the Eurographics Association (EG) in
1986, helped organize the first Portuguese Computer Graphics Meeting
in 1988 and was a founding member of the Eurographics Portuguese
He leads the EG Working Group on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, served on the EG Promotions Board from 2002 to 2006, on the EG Publications Board from 1997 to 2000, was EG
Conference Monitoring Officer for EG2001 and was elected member of the
Associations' Executive Committee from 2000 to 2006. He also serves on the Steering Committees of Expressive Graphics, Computational Aesthetics and NPAR (Non-Photorrealistic Animation and Rendering) conference series.
He was invited as
proposal evaluator for the ITR program of the National Science
Foundation in 2000, 2001 and 2003 and EU's IST Fifth framework program, EUREKA and related consultation meetings on many different occasions.
He has been a member of several research projects both at the National and European Level, Including MAXIMUS, IMPROVE and Eurotooling 21 research projects. He was Principal Investigator (PI) of the SmartSketches (IST-2000-28169) project, and led the Alfa INETGAM II-0072-A network of excellence, both started in 2001. He also leads the CGEMS international project, co-funded by the EC Eurographics and SIGGRAPH Associations since September 2002.
He participated in several European projects connected to graphics and graphics standardization efforts as a
researcher with the Portuguese Computer and Systems' Engineering
Institute (INESC) CAD/CAM group from 1984 to 1989.
He was a consultant
with FhG/IGD in Multimodal Interfaces (1999).
He serves or has served on the program committees of over 170 international conferences. Since 2007 he is
Editor in Chief of Computers & Graphics Journal and serves or has served on the board board for six other international journals. He is affiliated with ACM (Distinguished Member since 2017, Senior Member since 2007) / SIGGRAPH since 1989, IEEE Computer Society (Senior Member since 2000), IAPR, and was chairman of the Eurographics Portuguese Chapter from 2000-2008. He served as IFIP TC13 (Human Computer Interaction) National Representative from 2000 to 2013. He served on the ACM/SIGGRAPH Educational Committee since 2004-2011 and Small Conferences Committee since 2008. He has also served on the EG Education Board since its inception in 2001. Since Juy 2014 he is Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Specialized Conferences Committee. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2015 and a Member of the ACM Europe Council since 2015.
Joaquim Jorge's interests are in Calligraphic and Multimodal User Interfaces,
Visual Languages and Pattern Recognition techniques applied to
Human-Computer Interaction. He is author or co-author of over 260 papers published in peer-reviewed international conferences and publications. He was elected Fellow of the Eurographics Association in 2010. In 2014 he was given the IFIP Silver Core Award for his services to IFIP TC13.