Mario Costa Sousa
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science


Mario Costa Sousa is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, Canada. He leads the illustrares research group, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and developers working on fundamental and applied research of interactive modeling, visualization and analytics for science, engineering, and entertainment industries. Dr. Costa Sousa received his PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1999 and his MSc from PUC-Rio (TecGraf group), Brazil, in 1994, both degrees in Computer Science with specializations in computer graphics and visualization. His research interests include sketch-based interfaces and modeling, non-photorealistic rendering, scientific & engineering visualization, illustrative visualization, visual analytics, and multi-surface interaction design. Dr. Costa Sousa holds a NSERC/AITF/Foundation CMG Industry Research Chair in Scalable Reservoir Visualization. He is the co-author of two books, Computer Graphics: Theory and Practice, and Design and Implementation of 3D Graphics Systems (J. Gomes, L. Velho, M.C. Sousa, CRC Press, 2012). Contact him via email: