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Mario Costa Sousa
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science


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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 working on fundamental and applied research of interactive visual computing (Computer Graphics, Visualization, Visual Analytics, and Human-Data & Computer Interaction) in science and engineering. Professor Costa Sousa received his PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1999 and MSc from PUC-Rio, Brazil, in 1994, both degrees in Computer Science with specializations in computer graphics and scientific visualization. He joined the University of Calgary in 2001. His research interests include non-photorealistic rendering, sketch-based interfaces and modeling, scientific & illustrative visualization, visual analytics, and human-data & computer interaction. Professor Costa Sousa was a recipient of an eight-year Industrial Research Chair in Scalable Reservoir Visualization sponsored by the Canadian government and the industry sector. He has published over 140 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and two books on Computer Graphics.