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Luciana Nedel
Luciana Nedel
Status Associate Professor
Group Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Interaction
Work at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Instituto de Informática Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500. Caixa Postal 15064. Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil 91501-970
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Luciana Nedel is full professor at the Institute of Informatics of UFRGS where she has been teaching and doing research in the areas of virtual reality, interactive visualization and human-computer interaction since 2002. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1998. In her research career, she has been involved in projects with industry as well as in cooperation with different Universities abroad. In 2005, she spent 2 months in sabbatical visit at Université Paul Sabatier (IRIT) in Toulouse, France and participated as invited professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, for another 2 months. For over 15 years she has been also working in entrepreneurship, and since June 2017 she is the director of the business incubator CEI (Center for Entrepreneurship in Informatics at UFRGS). In CEI's direction, she has been involved in supporting the generation of startups in the IT and social and environmental impact business areas. She recently attended the ELI 2019 (Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation) Program at Babson College in Boston, USA. Her main research interests include: virtual reality, immersive visualization, and non-conventional interaction. In these fields, she published around 200 scientific articles and developed projects funded by government agencies such as CNPq and CAPES, and companies as HP, Microsoft, and Petrobras. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). ORCID ID:

Complete publications list

Complete CV - in Portuguese (up to date)

Publications list on Research Gate

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Research Topics

  • Interactive visualization
    • Information visualization
    • Immersive visualization
    • Visualization of personal data
  • Non-conventional interaction
    • New techniques
    • New devices
    • Multimodal interaction
  • Virtual reality
    • New techniques
    • Perceptual studies
    • Presence
    • Interaction with virtual environments
    • Navigation in virtual environments
    • Path-planning


Publications list on Research Gate

Complete publications list


3D Navigation in Complex Environments [go to]

Many Windows to the World [go to]


  • Computer Graphics Project (Games Programming, 2018/2, 2017/2, 2016/2, 2015/2, 2014/2, 2013/2, 2012/2, 2011/2, 2010/2, 2009/2)
  • Virtual Reality and Non-Conventional Interfaces (2016/1, 2015/1, 2014/1, 2013/1, 2012/1, 2011/1, 2010/1, 2009/2)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (2016/1, 2015/1, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Modeling and Animation (2011/2, 2010/2)

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  • Post-docs and Visitors
  • Undergraduate Students
    • Leonardo Tagliaro
    • Daniel Souza
    • Arthur Foscarini
    • Luis Antonio Costa
  • Former Students
    • Theodoro Mota
    • Gustavo Landtreter
    • Márcio Mello
    • Lucas Guerra
    • Hernandi Krammes
    • Juan Ibiapina
    • Thiago Motta
    • Tomaz Rocha
    • Wilson Sarmiento
    • Juliano Franz concluded the undergratuation program in Computer Engineering in 2014
    • Renato Silveira
    • Fernando Coelho concluded the undergraduation program in Computer Science in 2012
    • Martin Reus concluded the undergraduation program in Computer Science in 2012
    • Henrique Debarba MSc. graduated 2012, now a PhD student at EPFL, Switzerland
    • Daniel Guterrez left the group in 2012
    • Vitor Jorge MSc. graduated 2012
    • Leonardo Fischer MSc. graduated 2011
    • Vitor Reus
    • José Antonio Ferreira concluded the undergraduation program in 2010
    • Jonas Hartmann concluded the undergraduation program in 2010
    • Gelson Reinaldo, CIO of Urizen Tecnological Solutions
    • Kao Felix, now working at Thoughtworks
    • Sérgio Yoshimitsu Fujii
    • Marilena Maule Bel. graduated 2009, now a PhD student at our Lab.
    • Anderson Maciel Pos-doc ended 2009, now working as a professor in our department
    • Daniela Trevisan Pos-doc ended 2007, now working as a professor at UFF, Rio de Janeiro
    • Márcio Zacarias Bel. graduated 2009, now working at TechToy, in Campinas
    • Marta B. Villamil PhD. graduated 2009, now working as a professor at Unisinos, in São Leopoldo
    • Bruno Schneider now at UFLA, in Lavras, Minas Gerais
    • Carlos Dietrich PhD. graduated 2008, Software Developer and Co-founder at Modelo Inc.
    • Andreia Schneider M.Sc. graduated 2008
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