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Fwd: REMINDER: SEMINAR COMING Monday afternoon, March 17, 2008: Interdisciplinary Visualization and Interactive Computing


An upcoming talk of real interest!


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        Department of Computer Science Colloquium Series 2007-2008
            *** Celebrating the 40th Anniversary in 2007 ***

         Interdisciplinary Visualization and Interactive Computing
                     Daniel Keefe, Brown University

        Date:  Monday, March 17, 2008
         Time:  02:45 PM (talk begins)
        Place:  3211 EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus

     More info and parking:

      Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, NCSU

      NOTE: If you want to schedule a meeting with the speaker,
            please contact the host. The speaker is a candidate for
            a faculty position in the department.
 From scientific uses of large-format stereoscopic displays to the
recent computer gaming success story of the Nintendo Wii Remote, new
visual and interactive computing technologies are changing the way we
approach science, medicine, and social interactions. In this talk, I
will present research designed to advance visualization and
interaction using 3D computer tools. A limiting factor in effective
use of this technology is the current lack of precision and accuracy
in 3D input. I will present a toolset of new, 3D input strategies,
called Drawing on Air, that successfully address this limitation.
Additionally, I will present quantitative evaluations and models of
human-machine performance that lead to better understandings of
spatial computer input. Combining these interactive capabilities with
carefully designed real-time graphical displays will be important for
future applications in science, education, and entertainment.
Collaborations with scientists (biologists, orthopedists, and
engineers) have driven my recent work in this area. I will describe
this ongoing multi-disciplinary research, including projects in 3D
motion tracking from high-speed X-Ray movies collected in
biomechanical experiments and new interactive visualization
techniques for analysis of 3D kinematics in animals.

Daniel F. Keefe is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the
Visualization Research Lab at Brown University. His research
investigates new computing techniques in the areas of exploratory
scientific visualization, medical imaging, future computer displays,
and controllable spatial interaction with computers. He received the
Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University in 2007, where his
dissertation was nominated by the Department of Computer Science for
the 2007 ACM Dissertation Award. He received the Masters in Computer
Science from Brown University in 2001 and the B.S. in Computer
Engineering with summa cum laude honors from Tufts University in
1999. At Brown, his work has been instrumental in forging close
research and teaching collaborations with the Rhode Island School of
Design (RISD), including the formation of the course 'Virtual Reality
Design for Science,' the first cross-registered course between the
Department of Computer Science and RISD. Dr. Keefe is also active
within the digital art and design community, where his work has been
presented at academic conferences and juried exhibitions, including

Benjamin Watson
Design Graphics Lab
Associate Professor
Dept. Computer Science
North Carolina State University
EBII 2280, 890 Oval Dr, Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206
Phone: 919-513-0325
Fax: 919-515-7896
Lab: 919-513-0847

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