Dr. Jean M. Favre received his Doctor of Science degree in the EE&CS Department at the George Washington University in 1995. He then joined the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, where he currently leads the Scientific Visualization Task within the User Engagement and Support group.

Dr. Favre contributes to visualisation projects for the whole Swiss academic community with special interests in parallel and large-scale computing, and open-source visualization environments. He is a contributor to the widely known VisIt and ParaView applications. Dr. Favre has contributed to the graphics community with paper reviews for the IEEE CG&A, the IEEE TVCG and the IEE CSE, tutorials at the SIGGRAPH, IEEE Vis, ISC, SC conferences and PRACE, and committee duties at the Eurographics and SC conferences.
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