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Olga Regina Pereira Bellon

Olga Regina Pereira Bellon received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering, in 1987, from Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil, and the MSc and PhD degrees from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, in Electrical Engineering, in 1990 and 1997, respectively. In 1995, she founded the IMAGO Research Group at Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), where she is a full professor. From 1997-2000, she was the head of the Graduate Program of Informatics. From 2000-2002, she was the General Research Coordinator of UFPR. She spent two sabbatical years in the USA, in 2003 at the Ohio State University and in 2009 at the University of Southern California. In 2004, she was the general chair of the XVII Brazilian Symposium on Computer and Image Processing (SIBGRAPI) joint with II Ibero-American Symposium on Computer Graphics (SIACG). In 2007, Dr. Bellon was elected President of the Special Committee in Computer Graphics and Image Processing of the Brazilian Computer Society, being reelected in 2009. She is the program chair of the 23rd Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images (SIBGRAPI'2009). She is member of IEEE Computer Society, International Association of Pattern Recognition, Brazilian Computer Society and Brazilian Health Informatics Society. Since 2009, she joined the Educational Committee of the International Association of Pattern Recognition. Her main research interests lie in range images, computer vision and graphics, pattern recognition, biometrics, digital preservation of natural and cultural objects and virtual museums. For more information regarding prof. Bellon's research activities see the IMAGO Research Group webpage.