Department Seminars

March 31, 2010
Graphics Research at the University of Iowa

Chris Wyman, a CS professor at the University of Iowa, will deliver a seminar on Wednesday, March 31, at 3:30 PM in 322 ITTC.


Ever thought about graduate school, but you're not quite sure why you should bother? Computer science is a lot like mathematics or engineering: you apply your skills to solve problems. But you need to ask yourself "what sorts of problems do I want to solve during my career?" Graduate school can help you to answer that question, provide an opportunity to learn skills relevant to your chosen domain, and to solve previously unsolved problems.

This talk focuses on examples of my work in interactive computer graphics, known most commonly for applications to computer games. However, graphics touches a wide variety of problems you may never have considered, and I'll discuss applications of my work not only in an obvious gaming context, but also for a wider set of problems.

Chris Wyman, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on realistic, interactive computer graphics techniques and related problems (including perception, scientific visualization, parallel programming techniques, and graphics hardware). He recieved his PhD from the University of Utah in 2004 and a BS from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He currently has research funding from DARPA and the NIH and expects to have funding for new PhD students and undergraduate summer internships both this year and next year.


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