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  1. Center for Visual Computing August 31, 2006

  2. 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

  3. Who we are… • Arie Kaufman, Director • Hong Qin • Klaus Mueller • Dimitris Samaras • David Gu • Alex Vasilescu • Several members from outside CS department

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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)

  10. Example: Detail Modeling • Infinite zooms by texture synthesis of detail

  11. Example: Urban Modeling

  12. Teaching (Graduate) • CSE 564 Visualization (Spring 2007) • CSE 594 Visual Analytics (Spring 2007) • CSE 648 Volume Graphics Seminar (all sems.)

  13. + = 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

  14. Example: expression transfer

  15. Computational For Neuroscience Graduate students wanted • Hot computional neuroscience project: • Machine learning methods for feature learning and pattern recognition in functional MRI

  16. 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

  17. Example: Hypersheet

  18. David Gu • Teaching this fall: • CSE 529 Simulation and Modeling • CSE 6xx: Seminar in Geometry

  19. The question really is:Do we needeven moreplayingaround?

  20. OF COURSE !!!

  21. OF COURSE !!!Feel free to join in.…