Joaquim Jorge is Full Professor of Computer Science at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UL), the School of Engineering of the 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.
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 Chapter. He was Conference co-chair of Eurographics'98
, which took place in Lisboa, Portugal. He has served as general chair or program chair for many other conferences, including Eurographics 2016
), International CAD & CG Conference in Hong-Kong (2013) and Xi'An, PRC (2015), 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).
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 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 different occasions.
He has been a member of several research projects both at the National and European Level, Including TARGET, 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 175 international conferences. Since 2007 he is Editor in Chief of Computers & Graphics Journal and serves on the board for six other international journals. He is affiliated with ACM (Senior Member since 2007) / SIGGRAPH since 1989, IEEE Computer Society (Senior Member since 2000), IFIP TC13 (Human Computer Interaction - National Contact Person), IAPR, and was chairman of the Eurographics Portuguese Chapter from 2000-2008. He has served on the ACM/SIGGRAPH Educational Committee since 2004 and Small Conferences Committee since 2008. He served on the EG Education Board since its inception in 2001 until 2011. He served on the ERCIM Editorial Board from 2011 to 2015. He currently serves on the ACM/SIGGRAPH EXC as Specialized Conferences Committee Chair. He is also a member of the Expressive Steering Committee and serves on the EG Workshops and Working Groups Board.
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 300 papers published in peer-reviewed international conferences, journals and books. He was elected Fellow of the Eurographics Association in 2010. In 2014 he received the IFIP Silver Core Award for services to IFIP/TC13.