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George Bruseker - ER1
Until March 2016
George Bruseker was born in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Since then he has lived, worked and studied in China, Belgium, Greece and Qatar. George’s travels followed a passion for the study of philosophy, language and culture, and led to a career in digital cultural heritage.
George completed a Bachelor’s of Philosophy and History at the University of Alberta, a Master’s of Philosophy at the Katholike Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and his PhD in Philosophy at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His PhD dissertation was in ancient philosophy, interpreting the meaning of Democritus’ ethical and political fragments while his MA thesis looked at the project and stakes of intercultural philosophy.
Before and after his BA, George spent two years in China, studying Mandarin and teaching English. After his MA, George took up a position with Pax Christi International, a Catholic peace organization, and overhauled their website and documentation management system. After moving to Greece, George spent a year in modern Greek study before taking up the role of IT Officer at the British School at Athens while continuing work on his PhD. There he overhauled the School’s ICT infrastructure and worked on integrating the School’s collection management and administrative data systems. Following his work at the BSA, George was hired by the Qatar Museums Authority to work on the planning, implementation and maintenance of a unified collection management system for their museum projects, KE Emu.
George’s involvement in the ITN-DCH is in the use of formal ontology to model and integrate archaeological argumentation with 3D/4D models. The title of his project with DCH-ITN is “A knowledge interface to virtual cultural heritage.”
Louis Cuel - ER4
Until March 2016
Louis is French and has done his master and his PhD at the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. He has left France to join the ITN-DCH project to work in MiraLab at the University of Genève. His involvement on the project is entitled “Visual trackers for intangible performing arts”.
He is originally a mathematician, but his research interests involve computer science, 3D modeling, 3D reconstruction, tracking, and interaction. His PhD concerned the geometric inference which answers the following question: Given an unknown object that we only know through a data set, which guaranties can we give to recover the geometry and the topology? The algorithms and the theoretical guaranties that Louis developed allowed him to take into account the robustness of several types of 3D data-processing.
After the PhD, his goal is to apply his knowledge in robustness on 3D processing but in an applied field. Digital cultural heritage and all the fields involved such as acquisition and tracking are some very exciting new challenges for him.
Also passionate in psychology, history and art, he loves hiking in the Alps in his free time.