||Dept. Llenguatges i Sist. Informatics
||Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Edif Omega, Campus Nord, despatx 239
c/ Jordi Girona 1-3
Pere Brunet is professor of Computer Science at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He received an engineering degree and a PhD. in the same University in 1976. He is responsible for the Computer Graphics Group in his University, and he has been vice-president for research of the Polytechnical University of Catalonia from 1988 to 1992. His research interests include Computer-Aided Geometric Design, Solid Modeling, Octree Representations and Virtual Reality. His group is working in different research activities and projects including industrial design, cultural heritage, free form surface design, rendering algorithms and volume modelling and visualization for medical applications. He promoted the Virtual Reality Center of Barcelona and is presently the UPC responsible of the Center. He is a member of the editorial board of the international journals Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Geometric Design and Computer Graphics Forum. He has published refereed papers in well-known international research journals and has participated actively in many International Conferences. He was the chairman of the Spanish Chapter of Eurographics since its creation in 1986 until 1990, and a member of the Eurographics Executive Committee since 1989. He was the Chairman of the Eurographics 1993 Conference, Vice-Chairman of the Eurographics Association from 1990 to 1995, co-chair of tutorials at Eurographics 1997, co-chair of the International Programme Committee for Eurographics1999 and Eurographics 2003 and member of several Siggraph committees. He has been (during 2001 and 2002) the chairman of the Eurographics Association. He has been awarded with a number of honours, and he is a member of the Spanish Academy of Engineering.