Center for Visual Computing

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Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation

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August 31, 2006




Center for
Visual Computing




Computer Science Department Graduate Orientation

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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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Who we are…


Arie Kaufman, Director


Hong Qin


Klaus Mueller


Dimitris Samaras


David Gu


Alex Vasilescu


Several members from
outside CS department




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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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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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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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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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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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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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Example: Detail Modeling


Infinite zooms by texture synthesis of detail




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Example: Urban Modeling




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Teaching (Graduate)


CSE 564

Visualization (Spring 2007)


CSE 594

Visual Analytics (Spring 2007)


CSE 648

Volume Graphics Seminar (all sems.)




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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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Example: expression transfer




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Graduate students wanted


Hot
computional neuroscience

project:


Machine learning methods
for feature
learning and pattern recognition in
functional MRI




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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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Example: Hypersheet




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David Gu


Teaching this fall:


CSE 529 Simulation and Modeling


CSE 6xx: Seminar in Geometry




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The question really is:


Do we need

even more

playing

around?




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OF COURSE !!!






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OF COURSE !!!


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