Master of Science, May 2004
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: than [at] cs.unc.edu
I attended six different schools during my first 22 years in Charlottesville, VA including Meriwether Lewis Elementary, Western Albemarle High School, and the University of Virginia. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science at UVA while concentrating in computer science and psychobiology. My initial exposure to research was in Peter Brunjes' lab doing research on the olfactory system. I eventually shifted focus to interactive computer graphics and completed an undergraduate thesis under the guidance of David Luebke.
During the two years that I lived in Chapel Hill I worked with Anselmo Lastra on image-based rendering. We installed a Virtual Monticello exhibit for the New Orleans Museum of Art.
I'm currently working as a software engineer at Google.
- Automatic Image Alignment for 3D Environment Modeling. [slides]
Nathaniel Williams, Kok-Lim Low, Chad Hantak, Marc Pollefeys, and Anselmo Lastra.
Proceedings of the 17th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing (SIBGRAPI), Curitiba, Brazil. October 2004.
- Monticello Through the Window. [slides]
Nathaniel Williams, Chad Hantak, Kok-Lim Low, John Thomas, Kurtis Keller, Lars Nyland, David Luebke, and Anselmo Lastra.
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage (VAST), Brighton, UK. November 2003.
- Perceptually Guided Simplification of Lit, Textured Meshes. [slides]
Nathaniel Williams, David Luebke, Jonathan D. Cohen, Michael Kelley, and Brenden Schubert.
Proceedings of the 2003 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics (I3D), Monterey, CA. April 2003.
- Comparative Study of Aging in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb.
Jennifer Mirich, Nathaniel Williams, Daniel Berlau, and Peter Brunjes.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Volume 454, Issue 4, Pages 361 - 372. December 2002.
- I enjoy many outdoor activities, such as ultimate frisbee, hiking, soccer, disc golf, and mountain biking.
- My brother Benjamin Williams is a recent graduate of Princeton University's PhD program in French literature.