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					    Center for
Visual Computing




          August 31, 2006
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   Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
                  What we do…
   Computer graphics
   Medical, biological, financial, scientific visualization
   Computer vision, image processing
   Computer-aided modeling and design
   Multimedia, user interfaces
   Virtual reality, wearable / wireless computing
   Medical imaging
   Computional neuroscience




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                     Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
          Who we are…
 ArieKaufman, Director
 Hong Qin
 Klaus Mueller
 Dimitris Samaras
 David Gu
 Alex Vasilescu
 Several members from
  outside CS department

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           Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
    Arie Kaufman

   3D medical imaging visualization
       surgery, virtual colonoscopy
   Volumetric modeling
       voxelization, amorphous phenomena
   Volume sculpting with haptics
   Volumetric manipulation, animation, simulation
   Volume rendering algorithms / systems
   Modeling of amorphous phenomena
       fire, smoke, melting, homeland security applications
   Visual analytics
   Courses: CSE 648, Seminar in Computer Graphics

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                       Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
    Arie Kaufman

   3D medical imaging visualization
       surgery, virtual colonoscopy
   Volumetric modeling
       voxelization, amorphous phenomena
   Volume sculpting with haptics
   Volumetric manipulation, animation, simulation
   Volume rendering algorithms / systems
   Modeling of amorphous phenomena
       fire, smoke, melting, homeland security applications
   Visual analytics
   Courses: CSE 648, Seminar in Computer Graphics

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                       Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
     Example: Virtual Colonoscopy
   Fast volume rendering, automatic segmentation, and
    specialized user interface
   Accurate electronic cleansing, electronic biopsy
   Non-invasive, inexpensive, comfortable, fast
   Goal: mass screening for colon cancer




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                    Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
        Hong Qin
   Physics-based modeling and simulation
   Methodology:
       integration of geometry and physics
       unifying modeling, design, analysis, and manufacturing
   Courses
      CSE 530: Geometric foundations for graphics and

       visualization (Spring)
      CSE 621: Physics-based modeling for visual computing

      CSE 655: Seminar on modeling and simulation (every

       semester)
      CSE 680: Special topics on modeling and simulation




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                            Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
    On-Going Research Projects
 Dynamic   NURBS theory
 and applications
 DYNASOAR: DYNAmic
Solid Objects of Arbitrary
topology (a.k.a. Virtual Clay)
 Intelligent Balloon
  (subdivision surfaces for unknown topology)
 PDE surfaces and solids, implict functions
 Haptics-based interface and VR
 Multiresolution analysis, wavelets

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                Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
      Klaus Mueller

 Computer       Graphics:
     volume graphics, textures
 Visualization:
     scientific, medical, information
 Medical     Imaging:
     tomography, reconstruction
 Visual    Analytics:
     visual data mining / analysis
 Face    Recognition
     face dynamics, biometrics
 Graphics      hardware computing (GP-GPU)
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                        Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
         Example: Detail Modeling
 Infinite   zooms by texture synthesis of detail




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                     Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
Example: Urban Modeling




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      Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
       Teaching (Graduate)




 CSE 564 Visualization (Spring 2007)
 CSE 594 Visual Analytics (Spring 2007)
 CSE 648 Volume Graphics Seminar (all sems.)




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               Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
    Dimitris Samaras
   Deformable models for:
       Computer vision, computer
        graphics, medical image analysis
   Illumination modeling:
       extraction of illumination
        parameters and surface reflectance
        characteristics from images
       for object recognition, image-based
        rendering and augmented reality
   Face and human body
    tracking and modeling
       application: expression transfer




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                             Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
Example: expression transfer




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        Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
Graduate students wanted
   Hot computional neuroscience
    project:
       Machine learning methods for feature
        learning and pattern recognition in
        functional MRI




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                        Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
    David Gu

   Computational conformal geometry
       Structure of general surfaces
   Geometric modeling
       Manifold Splines
   Global parameterizations
   Medical Imaging
       Brain mapping etc.
   Geometry images
       Fully regular surface representations




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                           Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
Example: Hypersheet




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        Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
  David Gu




 Teaching    this fall:
     CSE 529 Simulation and Modeling
     CSE 6xx: Seminar in Geometry



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                     Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
  The question really is:

Do we need
even more
playing
around?




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 Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation
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