The past two semesters opened with some sort of natural disaster--an
ice storm last spring and a hurricane in the fall. I'm happy to report
that this semester has, thus far, been unremarkable, at least where bad
weather is concerned!
Life has been pretty eventful around here, however. Our faculty continue to win awards. Congratulations to Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil professor, who won the Satava Award in January for his contributions to medical communications. He was also recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Congratulations also to Dinesh Manocha, assistant professor, who won a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research--one of only two this year in computer science and math, and one of only 28 total awardees. John B. Smith, professor, is pursuing some interesting work on distance learning, courtesy of a grant from the Chancellor's Distance Learning Initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill. Peter Calingaert, professor emeritus, was recently honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions to computer science.
Congratulations also to Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., Kenan professor and Gerrit Blaauw, professor emeritus of Twente University of Technology, whose book Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution was just published by Addison-Wesley. The 1200-plus page book has been in the making for more than 20 years.
We are very sorry to say good-bye to Don Stanat, professor, who retires at the end of June after 30 years on our faculty. His book, Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science (1977), written with Dave McAllister, has been a classic text, taught in numerous computer science departments over the years. Don has been a fine teacher, scholar, author, mentor, and friend to all of us. We will miss him, and we wish him well.
We welcome two new members of our research faculty, although they are certainly no strangers to us! Don Smith (Ph.D. 1978) joins us as a research professor, following his retirement from IBM Corp. Don has been an adjunct professor for many years and he will continue his work with the Collaboratory and the distributed systems group. Stephen Aylward (Ph.D. expected May 1997) joins us as an adjunct assistant professor. His primary appointment is as a research assistant professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Radiology.
We celebrate our tenth year in Sitterson Hall this summer. All our personnel and equipment moved under this one roof during the summer of 1987, after having been spread out over as many as six buildings for many years. We plan to have a birthday party for the building early in the fall semester. Watch our web pages for details!
The anniversary of our building will coincide with the completion of its newest lab, the Hardware Teaching Lab. We are currently recruiting for new faculty with expertise in building novel experimental hardware systems.
We were saddened by the recent death of our friend and colleague, Charlie Molnar. Charlie was a professor at Washington University, in St. Louis, Mo., for many years and was a collaborator and frequent visitor to Chapel Hill. His son, Steven, has been with us for several years, first as a graduate student, and currently as a research assistant professor. Our deepest condolences go to Charlie's family. Please see below for more about the fellowship that is being established at Washington in his honor.
As always, we welcome your comments and your visits. Please visit our ever-expanding web pages for the latest news and information about the Department.
Stephen recently completed his Ph.D. work here and receives his degree in May. He joined the Department of Radiology at UNC-Chapel Hill on 1 February 1997 as a research assistant professor, and joined our Department as an adjunct assistant professor on 1 March. He previously worked with the Neural Network Support Laboratory and the Corporate Research Laboratory at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Mo. Stephen's primary research interest is the development of a general-purpose image segmentation technique and its application to aiding in the early detection of cancers in mammograms. He is working with Stephen M. Pizer, Kenan professor, on extracting organ representations from 2D and 3D medical images.
F. Donelson Smith (1989), research professor, B.S. 1962, M.S. 1964 (Tennessee-Knoxville), Ph.D. 1978 (UNC-Chapel Hill). Distributed systems; computer-supported cooperative work; operating systems; computer networks.
Don has been with us since 1989, first as a visiting professor, then as an adjunct faculty member. In February, he retired after 32 years at IBM Corp., where he was a senior technical staff member. Don's primary research interests are in Internet resource management and performance issues. In particular, he is interested in end-to-end congestion control and in mechanisms that will support multiple types of data to implement integrated services. A closely-related interest is in operating system services for efficient implementation of network protocols. Another aspect of Don's research concerns distributed file systems that could be used to store linked objects in future generations of the World Wide Web.
Wolfgang Stürzlinger is a postdoctoral scholar working with the graphics group on various projects, from January to December 1997. He comes to us from the Department for Computer Graphics and Parallel Processing at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Wolfgang earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna in 1993. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., Kenan professor, is his host.
We say thanks and farewell to . . .
William "J. R." Key, technology transfer and outreach
secretary for the Graphics and Image Lab, who left in January. He now
works at the Ballston Center for Computer Training in Arlington, Va.,
where he teaches software packages to a variety of clients, ranging
from private industries to government agencies, throughout the
country. He had worked with us since April 1996.
David C. Banks (Ph.D. 1993) is an assistant professor at
Mississippi State University. He won a 1996 CAREER Award from the
National Science Foundation in May 1996 and also received the 1997
Hardin Foundation Award for Innovative Technology. Last June, David
was invited to the DIMACS Research and Education Institute
Workshop on Visualizing Mathematics in Princeton, N.J., where he
and his colleagues presented a technique for interacting with complex
algebraic curves. Last fall, he gave an invited address, "Exerting a
Scientific Influence on Visualization," at the 1996 Huntsville Modeling
Workshop. He met up with former UNC-Chapel Hill colleagues at the
1996 IEEE Visualization Conference in San Francisco, Calif., in late
October, where he presented one paper, co-authored two others, and
served on a panel. He also presented a paper at the Symposium on
Information Visualization just prior to the Visualization Conference.
(email@example.com). David's recent papers include:
Banks, D. C., B. Hamann, P.-Y. Tsai, R. Moorhead, and J. Barlow. "Data Reduction and Interpolation for Visualizing 3D Soil-Quality Data," Proc. 1996 IEEE Visualization, San Francisco, Calif., 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, 421-424.Ritu Chadha (Ph.D. 1991) has two recent publications:
Kiu, M.-H., and D. C. Banks. "Multi-Frequency Noise Textures for LIC," Proc. 1996 IEEE Visualization, San Francisco, Calif., 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, 121-126.
Liqun, J., and D. C. Banks. "Visualizing a Tennis Match," Proc. 1996 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 1996.
Weigle, C., and D. C. Banks. "Complex-Valued Contour Meshing," Proc. 1996 IEEE Visualization, San Francisco, Calif., 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, 173-180.
Chadha, R., and S. Wuu. "Managing Distributed Systems using OSI Systems Management," Proc. Second International IEEE Systems Management Workshop, Toronto, Ont., Canada, June 1996, 117- 126.Ritu is a research scientist at Bellcore in Morristown, N.J., and a part- time faculty member at Rutgers University. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chadha, R., R. Erickson, S. Jani, L. Ness, and C. Ratel. "Automated Test Generation for Improved Protocol Testing," Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC '95), Seattle, Wash., 18-22 June 1995.
Weihai Chen (M.S. 1996) has moved to Bellevue, Wash., and is working at Microsoft Corp.
James C. Chung (Ph.D. 1993) recently published the paper:
Chung, J. C., D. L. Ryan-Jones, and E.R.N. Robinson. Graphical Systems for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training, NPRDC-TN- 97-2, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, Calif., 1996, 13 pp.David Doerner (M.S. 1983) was selected to win the Intel Achievement award for his work on Winsock 2.0.
Susan Gauch (Ph.D. 1990) is receiving notice for her WWW meta-search and filtering engine, ProFusion. For more information, see http://profusion.ittc.ukans.edu/ (email@example.com)
Thom Haynes (M.S. 1989) received an IBM Consumer Division "Excellence Award" for his work on the Aptiva home PC 'Helper' (HTML) and 'Update Connector' (Java) applications. The latter allows users to connect to the Help Center server, to automatically download and to install needed fixes and enhancements. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Curtis Hill (M.S. 1991) recently started work at Tiburon, Inc., in Durham, N.C., where he is helping to develop a 2D mapping system for geographic databases.
Subodh Kumar (Ph.D. 1996) received the best student paper award at SuperComputing '96 for the paper, "Scalable Algorithms For Interactive Visualization of Curved Surfaces," written with C. Chang, and Dinesh Manocha. Subodh is currently an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Marc Levoy (Ph.D. 1989) has received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor at Stanford University. (email@example.com)
Pete Litwinowicz (M.S. 1987) recently left Apple Research Labs, where he had helped to develop animation algorithms and user interfaces. He served on the film show jury for SIGGRAPH '96. Last year he published: Hoch, M., and P. Litwinowicz. "A Semi-Automatic System for Edge Tracking with Snakes," The Visual Computer, 1996, 75-83. His paper, "Processing Images and Video for an Impressionist Effect," was accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH '97. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jennifer Longstaff (M.S. 1982) is in the MBA program at the University of Colorado. In her studies she emphasizes Operations Management in the software industry, including metrics to be used in software companies. Currently, she is evaluating cyclical development models from an operational standpoint. She recently won two awards: the Women in Business Conference essay contest and the Entrepreneurship Program Business Plan Competition. Winning the latter sent Jennifer to compete in the "New Venture" Competition, a national contest at the University of Oregon in March 1997. She expects to graduate this December. (email@example.com)
Chris Ramming (M.S. 1989) is at AT&T Research, where he is a member of the Innovative Services Research Department. Recently, he has been designing systems and languages for creating integrated WWW and telephone services. Chris has also been working with the USENIX Association to organize the Conference on Domain- Specific Languages (DSL), which will explore the use of DSLs in software production. Other UNC-Chapel Hill people lending support to the conference are Jan F. Prins, associate professor, and alumnus Jon Bentley (Ph.D. 1976). The conference will be held in Santa Barbara, Calif., in October 1997; the deadline for paper submission is 13 June. For more details, see http://www.usenix.org/dsl/cfp.html . (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David G. Stahl (M.S. 1993) has joined the Computer Science Department of Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Penn., as an adjunct faculty member. He will teach a software engineering course to undergraduates, using Kenan professor Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.'s Mythical Man Month as his primary text. (email@example.com)
*Computer Sciences Options of the Applied Sciences and Mathematical Sciences Curricula.
Our Friends Directory is now ready to accept entries. We invite our former faculty, staff, and colleagues to visit the page at http://www.cs.unc.edu/People/Friends/ and to fill out the registration form.
Charles E. Molnar fellowship
Our longtime friend and colleague, Charles Edwin Molnar,
Sc.D., died on 13 December 1996 at his home in Sunnyvale, Calif., of
complications from diabetes. He leaves a wife, Donna Addicott Molnar;
two sons, Steven (a research assistant professor in our Department),
and Christopher; and several grandchildren.
Charlie was at Washington University from 1964 until 1995, where he was a professor of physiology, biophysics, computer science, and electrical engineering. He founded the University's Institute for Biomedical Computing in 1984 and was its director from 1984 until 1991. From 1995 until his death, he was the director of the Science Office at Sun Microsystems Laboratories in California, where he worked on advanced hardware design.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers University in 1956 and 1957 and his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1966, all in electrical engineering. At MIT, Charlie was a co-developer of the first personal computer, the LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer). He was well known by many of our Department's faculty. During the mid-1980s, Charlie collaborated with Gyula Mago, professor, on the FFP project.
An endowed fellowship is being established in honor of Charlie, to be awarded annually to an outstanding entering graduate student in Washington University's Biological and Medical Engineering Program. Send contributions to: Charles E. Molnar Fellowship, Campus Box 1163, Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. For more information, contact: Fred Rosenberger (314-362-3124, firstname.lastname@example.org), or Steven Molnar (919-969-1028, email@example.com).
Fred and Nancy Brooks have a fourth grandchild and second grandson,
Henry Lawrence Brooks, who was born on 31 January 1997 in
Irvington, N.Y., to Roger and Ann (Jarkesy) Brooks. Henry has an older
sister, Marie, and an older brother, Phil.
Timothy Culver married Kathleen Marie Hitselberger on 8 March 1997 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Carolyn Din married Rick Smith on 28 December 1996 in Hillsborough, N.C.
Jake Thomas Goddard was born on 14 February 1997 in Chapel Hill, N.C., to Steve and Anne Goddard.
Ameila Anne Menges was born on 1 December 1996 in Corvallis, Ore., to John (M.S. 1990) and Nancy Menges. She has two brothers, Nathaniel and Lewis.
Mike Stone married Patricia Morrison on 9 November 1996 in Sanford, N.C.
The book grew and grew and its ever-changing completion date became a source of amusement. Stephen F. Weiss, professor and chairman, reports that in 1979, Maurice Wilkes of Cambridge University asked him how Fred's book was coming along. When Steve said, "It's almost done," Wilkes just smiled. William V. Wright, research professor emeritus, used a draft copy to prepare his COMP 261 lectures in fall 1985. Joining us in 1989, Kevin Jeffay, associate professor, heard that it would be completed in six months.
The lengthy gestation time of Computer Architecture reflects the thoroughness with which Fred and Gerry treat their subject. Their goals are: "to give a thorough treatment of the art of computer architecture," and "to display unfamiliar design alternatives, and to analyze and systematize familiar ones" (v). The book's focus on hardware complements Fred's recently updated and republished work, The Mythical Man Month, which focuses on software. Computer Architecture is a definitive guide and reference both for practicing computer architects and for students.
John is also collaborating with researchers from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health's Environmental Resource Program, and the N.C. Public Health and Training Information Network on a virtual center--The Carolina Health and Environment Community Center-- where individuals and community groups can meet to find information and resources and can interact with one another. For more information about these projects, see http://www.cs.unc.edu/~jbs/proj/dal/docs/overview.html.
Raj Singh, research associate professor is on leave working at Fujitsu Network Communications in Raleigh, N.C. He is engaged in researching and developing high-speed networks and internets.
The 1996 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work took place in Boston, Mass., from 16-20 November. Participants from our Department included Prasun Dewan, associate professor, who conducted a workshop on "Designing and Implementing Collaborative Applications" and served on the program committee; and Jonathan Munson, graduate student, who presented the paper, "A Concurrency Control Framework for Collaborative Systems," which he wrote with Prasun. Graduate student Eileen Kupstas (M.S. 1992) was the co-coordinator of the student volunteers, and alumnus Mike Capps (M.S. 1996), now a student at MIT, was a student volunteer. John B. Smith, professor, who co-chaired the 1994 conference, also attended.
1997 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference
The 1997 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference was held in San Diego, Calif., from 22-25 January. The conference is the major annual meeting of researchers working in the application of virtual reality to medical practice. Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil professor, spoke on "Experiences with Augmented Reality Visualization of Ultrasound Imagery for Needle Biopsies of the Breast," and served on the program committee. Jannick Rolland, former research assistant professor, now at the University of Central Florida, also attended and presented "Towards an Augmented-Reality Tool to Visualize Dynamic 3-D Anatomy." Henry was presented with the Satava Award at the conference (see Congratulations to...).
Several faculty, students, and alumni attended the 1996 IEEE Visualization Conference in San Francisco, Calif., from 27 October- 1 November 1996. Faculty attendees were Russell M. Taylor, II (Ph.D. 1994) and Gregory Welch (Ph.D. 1997), research assistant professors. Graduate student Daniel Aliaga (M.S. 1993) presented his paper, "Visualization of Complex Models Using Dynamic Texture-based Simplification."
Among those alumni attending and presenting papers were David C. Banks (Ph.D. 1993), now an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, who co-wrote three papers (see Alumni news), presented one, and served on the panel, "Mathematical Visualization: Standing at the Crossroads." Bill Garrett (M.S. 1995), now at Apple Computer, presented "Real-Time Incremental Visualization of Dynamic Ultrasound Volumes Using Parallel BSP Trees," written with Henry Fuchs, Andrei State, and Mary C. Whitton. Victoria Interrante (Ph.D. 1996), now at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, in Virginia, presented "Illustrating Transparent Surfaces with Curvature-Directed Strokes," written with Henry Fuchs and Stephen M. Pizer. Penny Rheingans (Ph.D. 1993), now an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, presented "Opacity-modulating Triangular Textures for Irregular Surfaces." Amitabh Varshney (Ph.D. 1994), now at SUNY at Stony Brook, and his students presented two papers: "Optimizing Triangle Strips for Fast Rendering" and "Dynamic View-Dependent Simplification for Polygonal Models."
James Anderson, associate professor, attended the 17th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium in Washington, D.C., from 3-6 December 1996, where graduate student Srikanth Ramamurthy (M.S. 1994) presented a paper the two wrote: "A Framework for Implementing Objects and Scheduling Tasks in Lock- Free Real-Time Systems."
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., Kenan professor, attended the Ninth ACM User Interface Software and Technology Conference in Seattle, Wash., in November 1996. He gave the plenary talk, "3D User Interfaces: When Results Matter." Fred is serving on the program committee for the next Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, to be held in Providence, R.I., from 27-30 April 1997. In December, he gave a colloquium in the Department on "How to get a Ph.D. in Computer Science at UNC." He plans to repeat it annually.
Siddhartha Chatterjee, assistant professor, attended Supercomputing '96 in Pittsburgh, Pa., in November and presented "Runtime Performance of Parallel Array Assignment: An Empirical Study," written with Lei Wang and James M. Stichnoth. In early February 1997, he gave a talk at HP Labs and visited SGI and Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, Calif. He is on the program committees for the SIGPLAN '97 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, and the Sixth ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming, which will both take place in Las Vegas, Nev., in June 1997. He is also on the program committees for two conferences taking place this August: the 1997 International Conference on Parallel Processing in Bloomingdale, Il., and the Tenth Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing in Minneapolis, Minn. Sid is the registration chair for the 16th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, to be held in Durham, N.C., in October 1997.
Vern Chi, director of the Microelectronic Systems Laboratory, served on a National Science Foundation review panel for the "Distributed Design Initiative," in December 1996.
Prasun Dewan, associate professor, attended two conferences in November where his students presented papers--the Ninth ACM User Interface Software and Technology Conference in Seattle, Wash., and the 1996 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Boston, Mass.
Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil professor, gave invited talks at Yale University in November 1996 and Stanford University in February 1997. In January 1997, he presented a paper at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference in San Diego, Calif. He attended the ICE Technical Advisory Board Meeting in Waltham, Mass., on 13 February. Henry is serving on the program committee for the next Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics.
Kevin Jeffay, associate professor, presented a paper at the IEEE Local Computer Networks Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., in mid-October 1996. Also in October, he gave an invited talk at the Honeywell Advanced Technology Center in Plymouth, Minn., and chaired a panel at the USENIX Conference on Operating System Design and Implementation, in Seattle, Wash. In early December 1996, he chaired an IEEE Workshop on Resource Allocation Problems in Multimedia Systems and presented a paper at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, both in Washington, D.C. In February 1997, he presented a paper at the SPIE/ACM Multimedia Computing and Networking '97 Conference in San Jose, Calif.
Dinesh Manocha, assistant professor, presented a paper at Supercomputing '96, in Pittsburgh, Pa., in mid-November. While in Pittsburgh, he also gave an invited colloquium at Carnegie Mellon University. In early December 1996, he attended the 3D Scanning Workshop, held at the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota. In January 1997, Dinesh was an invited Course Speaker at the Annual American Mathematical Society Meeting.
Jonathan Marshall, assistant professor, gave an invited talk to the Vision Sciences group at Harvard University in October 1996. He gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., in mid-November.
Steve Molnar (Ph.D. 1991), research assistant professor, is the papers chair for the SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, to be held in Los Angeles, Calif., from 3-4 August 1997. For information, see: http://www.cs.unc.edu/Info/Events/Conferences/hwws97.html.
Stephen M. Pizer, Kenan professor, was at Brigham and Women's Hospital in January 1997 to give Radiology Grand Rounds, and to give a colloquium at MIT's AI Laboratory. In February, he gave an address, "Summarizing Image Registration Methods and Associated Display Methods," at the Midwinter Conference of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, in Palm Springs, Calif.
Turner Whitted, research professor, is the papers chair for SIGGRAPH '97, to be held in Los Angeles, Calif., from 3-8 August.
Aliaga, D. G. "Visualization of Complex Models Using Dynamic Texture-
based Simplification," Proc. 1996 IEEE Visualization, San
Francisco, Calif., 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, 101-106.
Anderson, J., and S. Ramamurthy. "A Framework for Implementing Objects and Scheduling Tasks in Lock-Free Real-Time Systems," Proc. 17th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Washington, D.C., Dec. 1996, 94-105.
Blaauw, G. A., and F. P. Brooks, Jr. Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution, Addison-Wesley, 1997.
Chung, G., and P. Dewan. "A Mechanism for Supporting Client Migration in a Shared Window System," Proc. Ninth ACM User Interface Software and Technology Conference, Seattle, Wash., 6- 8 Nov. 1996, 11-20.
Garrett, W. F., H. Fuchs, M. C. Whitton, and A. State. "Real-Time Incremental Visualization of Dynamic Ultrasound Volumes Using Parallel BSP Trees," Proc. 1996 IEEE Visualization, San Francisco, Calif., 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, 235-240.
Interrante, V., H. Fuchs, and S. M. Pizer. "Illustrating Transparent Surfaces with Curvature-Directed Strokes," Proc. 1996 IEEE Visualization, San Francisco, Calif., 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, 211- 218.
Kumar, S., C. Chang, and D. Manocha. "Scalable Algorithms For Interactive Visualization of Curved Surfaces," Proc. 1996 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 1996, CD-ROM. (Best Student Paper Award)
Leech, J., J. F. Prins, and J. Hermans. "SMD: Visual Steering of Molecular Dynamics for Protein Design," IEEE Computational Science and Engineering, 3(4), Winter 1996, 38-45.
Lin, M. C., and D. Manocha. Applied Computational Geometry: Towards Geometric Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 1996.
Marshall. J. A., G. J. Kalarickal, and E. B. Graves. "Neural Model of Visual Stereomatching: Slant, Transparency, and Clouds," Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 7, Dec. 1996, 635-669.
Marshall, J. A., R. K. Alley, and R. S. Hubbard. "Learning to Predict Visibility and Invisibility From Occlusion Events," Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 8, D. S. Touretzky, M. C. Mozer, and M. E. Hasselmo, eds., May 1996, 816-822.
Marshall, J. A., C. A. Burbeck, D. Ariely, J. P. Rolland, and K. E. Martin. "Occlusion Edge Blur: A Cue to Relative Visual Depth," Journal of the Optical Society of America, 13, April 1996, 681-688.
Munson, J., and P. Dewan. "A Concurrency Control Framework for Collaborative Systems," Proc. 1996 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Boston, Mass., 16-20 Nov. 1996, 278-287.
Stoica, I., H. Abdel-Wahab, and K. Jeffay. "On the Duality Between Resource Reservation and Proportional Share Resource Allocation," Proc. Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997, SPIE Proceedings Series, 3020, San Jose, Calif., Feb. 1997, 207-214.
Stoica, I., H. Abdel-Wahab, K. Jeffay, S. K. Baruah, J. E. Gehrke, and C. G. Plaxton. "A Proportional Share Resource Allocation Algorithm For Real-Time, Time-Shared Systems," Proc. 17th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Washington, D.C., Dec. 1996, 288-299.
Stürzlinger, W. "Global Illumination with Glossy Surfaces," Proc. Fifth International Conference in Central Europe of Computer Graphics and Visualization '97, Plzen, Czech. Republic, Feb. 1997, 543-551.
Talley, T. M., and K. Jeffay. "A General Framework For Continuous Media Transmission Control," Proc. 21st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 1996, 374-383.
Wang, L., J. M. Stichnoth, and S. Chatterjee. "Runtime Performance of Parallel Array Assignment: An Empirical Study," Proc. 1996 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 1996, CD-ROM. (Best Student Paper nominee)
Subodh Kumar, "Interactive Rendering of Parametric Spline Surfaces" (Dinesh Manocha).
Daniel Palmer, "Efficient Execution of Nested Data-Parallel Programs" (Jan F. Prins).
Terry Yoo, "Image Geometry Through Multiscale Statistics" (Stephen M. Pizer).
New contracts and grants
James Anderson, associate professor. Sloan Research
Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
James Anderson and Kevin Jeffay, associate professors. Research Experiences for Undergraduates, "An Experimental Evaluation of Real-Time Object Sharing Protocols," National Science Foundation.
Siddhartha Chatterjee, assistant professor. University Faculty Research Grant, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dinesh Manocha, assistant professor. Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research.
Dinesh Manocha. "Modeling and Interactive Walkthrough of Large CAD Models," U.S. Army Research Office.
John Poulton, research professor, and William Dally, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). "Equalized 4 GB/s CMOS Signalling," MIT.
John B. Smith, professor. "Distributed Asynchronous Learning," Chancellor's Distance Learning Initiative, UNC-Chapel Hill.
In the media
An article in Sports 'N Spokes, a magazine for wheelchair
sports and recreation, mentions Walk-through and related tracking
research (Smith, C. "Incredible Universe," Sports 'N Spokes,
22(2), March/April 1996, 62ff).
An article in the New Scientist featured the nanoManipulator project (Schmidt, K. "Bend It, Shake It . . . ," New Scientist, 151(2045), 31 Aug. 1996, 22-23).
Last fall the nanoManipulator appeared in the program High-Tech Shower International, which airs in Asian markets, in a segment called "Feeling the Nanoworld."
A nanoManipulator image appears on the cover of Quantum Technology by Gerard Milburn (Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd., 1996).
An episode of c|net's The New Edge, which aired on 20 October 1996, mentioned the nanoManip-ulator in a story about work by Don Eigler, a quantum physicist at IBM's Almaden Research Lab.
The BBC program Tomorrow's World featured our augmented- reality research in its 28 October 1996 broadcast.
Inside R&D magazine had a brief article on Pixel-Planes 5 ("3D Imaging System for Video Screens," Inside R&D, 15(48), 26 Nov. 1996, 1).
Kevin Jeffay, associate professor, was interviewed for an article about the death of the Internet that appeared in the 21 December 1996 issue of The Durham Herald.
A feature on our augmented reality research appeared on the 11:00 p.m. news of WRAL TV Channel 5, in Raleigh, N.C., on 16 January 1997. Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil professor, was interviewed for the story.
John B. Smith, professor, was interviewed for the story "Cyber Strangers," which aired on the 11:00 p.m. news of WTVD News Channel 11, in Raleigh, N.C., from 18-20 February 1997.
Congratulations to . . .
Daniel Aliaga (M.S. 1993), graduate student, who received an
On-Campus Dissertation Fellowship for the Spring 1997 semester,
from the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Alexandra Bokinsky and Rik Faith (M.S. 1994), graduate students, who received Teaching Assistant Technology Supplement awards from the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill, for using technology in their classrooms.
Peter Calingaert, professor emeritus, who was elected as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was honored for his contributions to research, design, and education in computer science, at a ceremony in Seattle, Wash., in February 1997.
Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil professor, who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in February 1997. He was cited for his contributions to computer graphics hardware and algorithms. He also won the 1997 Satava Award (see below).
Don Smith (Ph.D. 1978), who was appointed research professor, effective 1 March 1997.
To those faculty and staff who attained the following level of State service as of March 1997:
15 years: Turner Whitted
10 years: Graham Gash, Raj Singh, Jeannie M. Walsh
5 years: Stephen Brumback, Steven Molnar, Andrei State, Claire L. Stone
And to our December graduates:
M.S.: Weihai Chen, Gentaro Hirota, Christine Yao Israel, Mark
Livingston, Jiang Qian, Huiwen Ru, and Viswanath
Ph.D.: David Ellsworth, Subodh Kumar, Daniel Palmer, and Terry Yoo
Established in 1995, the Satava Award is named for its first recipient, Col. Richard M. Satava, M.D. The award is given annually to acknowledge those technology developers who demonstrate unique vision and commitment to the transformation of medicine through communication. In 1996 the award was given to Victor Spitzer of the University of Colorado and Michael Ackerman of the National Library of Medicine for the Visible Human project.
Members of the Australian firm, Broken Hill Proprietary,
visited the graphics group on 22 October 1996.
Barry Bronson of Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., visited on 20 November. Anselmo Lastra was his host.
Bruce Buchanan of the University of Pittsburgh visited on 3 December as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. He gave a talk on "Knowledge-Based Learning and Discovery," broadcast from N.C. State on 2 December.
Herbert Edelsbrunner of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign visited on 19 November 1996, as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. Russell M. Taylor, II, was his host. He spoke on "Complexes, Algorithms, and Modeling Applications," broadcast from Duke on 18 December.
Ioannis Emiris of INRIA in France visited during November 1996 to work with the modeling group and with Dinesh Manocha, with whom he is writing a book.
Guido Gerig and Martin Berger of the Communication Technology Laboratory at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, visited the Medical Image Display and Analysis Group from 11-13 December 1996. They gave a colloquium, "Displacement Measurements in Portal Images Using Multi Template Matching." Stephen M. Pizer was their host.
Alan Jones, principal research engineer, and Andy Ward, graduate student, of Oracle & Olivetti Research Laboratory, Cambridge University, England, visited on 18 November 1996. Andy Ward gave a colloquium on "Sensor-driven Computing."
Randy Katz of U.C.-Berkeley visited on 17 February 1997 as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. He spoke on "The Case for Wireless Overlay Networks." Kevin Jeffay was his host.
Fred Kitzen and Craig Wittenbrink of Hewlett Packard Labs visited on 23 October 1996. Anselmo Lastra was their host.
Kenton Melland and several colleagues from Newport News Shipbuilding Company visited the Walkthrough project from 12-13 December 1996.
Dave Orton, vice president and general manager of the Advanced Systems Division of Silicon Graphics, visited on 30 January 1997. He spoke at Graphics Lunch on "Infinite Reality and Reality Monster Architecture." Mary C. Whitton was his host.
Ruth Pachter of the Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, visited the Graphics and Image Lab on 25 November 1996.
John R. Rice of Purdue University visited on 5 November 1996, as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. He gave a talk on "Problem Solving Environments for Scientific Computing," broadcast from N.C. State on 4 November.
Robert F. Sproull, vice president and Fellow at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, gave a talk on "Digital Interfaces to Services" on 3 February 1997, as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. Nick England was his host.
Whitaker Foundation members visited on 25 February 1997 to review a grant application for a graduate academic focus in Biomedical Engineering. Stephen M. Pizer was their host.
Stanley Zdonik of Brown University visited on 8 October 1996, as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. He gave a talk, "Data, Data Everywhere," broadcast from Duke on 7 October.
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