Luiz Gonzaga Jr

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An electrical engineer and computer science researcher, Luiz Gonzaga Jr is Adjunct Professor of Applied Computing at Unisinos University’s Polytechnic  School. His research spans 3-D visualization and geoinformatics, with applications of gpu computing, computer vision and computer graphics.  He has focused on questions such as: What actually maps from outcrops and how extracts feature from rocks feasible for oil and gas industry? How can we represent multiscale data from outcrops and subsurface data into an integrated computational environment? How can imaging low lighting environments as  caves  or even moving deformable objects?


Academic Positions

  • Present2013

    Adjunct Professor

    Unisinos University, Polytechnic School

  • 20122006

    Assistant Professor

    Unisinos University, Polytechnic School

  • Present2013

    Co-Founder, Director

    VIZLab (Advanced Visualization & GeoInformatics Lab)

  • 20172017

    Visiting Researcher

    FAU (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2005

    Ph.D. in Computer Enginnering

    Unicamp University

  • MSc 1996

    MSc of Electrical Engineering

    Unicamp University

  • Undergrad 1992

    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

    UFCG (former UFPb)

Grants & Awards

  • 2018
    Petrobras (Brazilian Oil&Gas Company)
    The full grant for 4 years US$2,000,000.00
    Collaboration between Unisinos University and LNCC Laboratory

    This grant supports the development of Virtual Geological Atlas with support for storage, sharing and 3D visualization tools. The main goal is provide a toolset for the multiscaling outcrop interpretation and modeling, with investigation and prediction of fracture, deformation bands on karstified carbonatic rocks.