Geneviève Lucet

Geneviève Lucet

Keynote speaker at VISIGRAPP 2008

Geneviève Lucet graduated from UP8 in Paris, with a degree in Architecture; she received her Ph.D in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where she has worked since 1988 as a researcher in the Department of Academic Computing Services. Her research interests focus on Prehispanic architecture, specifically on registering and studying this architectural heritage with computer graphics and virtual reality techniques. Her historical study of the archaeological site of Cacaxtla and the constructive sequence she proposed have been a reference for further research on the site. She has also made surveys in Teotihuacan, Bonampak, and Suchilquitongo. Since 2000, she has been Director of Computer Services for Research at the UNAM. In 2002, she supervised the construction of IXTLI, the University’s Visualization Observatory, an immersive virtual reality installation built for research and teaching, the first of its kind in a Latin American university. Currently, her responsibilities as Director include coordinating IXTLI.