Immersive VR for Scientific Visualization: A progress reportAndries van Dam
Department of Computer Science, Brown University
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 14:30-15:30,
Speaker Bio: Andy van Dam is Thomas J. Watson, Jr., University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science at Brown University where he has been since 1965. He co-founded the Department of Computer Science in 1978 and was its first chairman. His principal research interests are in computer graphics, computer-based education, and hypertext and electronic books. In 1967 he co-founded ACM SICGRAPH, the predecessor to SIGGRAPH. He has authored or co-authored some 90+ papers and 11 books, including the well-known reference work: "Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice" (with J. Foley, S. Feiner and J. Hughes), Addison-Wesley (1990). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has honorary doctorates from Darmstadt Technical University and Swarthmore College. He is a fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. Among his other awards are the SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award, the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education, the CRA Distinguished Service award for 2002 and the Brown University Sheridan Teaching award. He is on the technical advisory board of Microsoft Research and multiple startups, and was a founder of Electronic Book Technologies, Inc.
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