Enrico Gobbetti is the founder and director of the Visual Computing (ViC) group at the Center for Advanced Studies, Research, and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Italy. He holds an Engineering degree (1989) and a Ph.D. degree (1993) in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to joining CRS4, he conducted research on 3D interaction and animation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and on time-critical graphics, multimedia and virtual reality at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore MD, USA, and at the Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (NASA/CESDIS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD, USA. At CRS4, Enrico developed and managed a research program in visualization and virtual reality supported through industrial and government grants. His research spans many areas of computer graphics and is widely published in major journals and conferences. He served as program committee member and reviewer for international conferences and journals and has organized and taught advanced courses on object-oriented technology, graphics, and virtual reality at universities and international research symposia. Many of the technologies developed by his group have been used in as diverse real-world applications as internet geoviewing, scientific data analysis, and surgical training.
More information on Enrico's current activities might be found in the Visual Computing group homepage. A more detailed, but possibly outdated, CV is also available here.