Prof. Boulanger Pierre

Prof. Boulanger Pierre


TRLabs, Advanced Man-Machine Interface Laboratory, Proteus Consulting Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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I have worked for 18 years at the National Research Council of Canada as a senior research officer where my primary research interest were in 3D computer vision, rapid product development, and virtualized reality systems.Now I have a double appointment as a professor at the University of Alberta Department of Computing Science and at the Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging at the Faculty of Medicine. My main research topics and teachings are on virtualized reality systems. I am a principal investigator for new media at TRLabs. In 2004, I was awarded with iCORE/TRLabs industrial chair on Collaborative Virtual Environment. I had published more than 270 scientific papers in various journals and conferences. I am also the editorial board of two major academic journals. I am into many international committees and frequently gives lectures on rapid product development and virtualized reality. I am the Director of the Advanced Man Machine Interface Laboratory as well as the scientific director of the SERVIER Virtual Cardiac Center. On the commercial side, I am the president of PROTEUS Consulting Inc., an Alberta-based consulting firm specialized in Virtual Reality Applications.

Academic positions:

Education 1. 1989 – 1994: PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal 2. 1980 – 1982: Master, Physics; Université Laval 3. 1976 – 1980: BSc, Engineering Physics; Université Laval Experience 1. 2004 – Present: Ajunct Scientist; TRLabs 2. July 2003 – Present: Director; Advanced Man-Machine Interface Laboratory 3. July 2001 – Present: Professor; University of Alberta 4. July 2001 – Present: President; Proteus Consulting Inc. 5. March 1984 – April 2001: Senior Research Officer; National Research Council Canada

Research interests:

3D Computer Vision, Virtual Prototyping, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Virtual Manufacturing

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus: