William V. Wright

Research Professor Emeritus
Department of Computer Science
Sitterson Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3175

Research Interests

Molecular Computations and Graphics
Computer Architecture and Implementation

Selected Publications

Manocha,, D., Y. Zhu, W. Wright. "Conformational Analysis of Molecular Chains Using Nano-kinematics." Computer Application of Biological Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1995, pp. 71-86.

Varshney, Amitabh, Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., William V. Wright. "Computing Smooth Molecular Surfaces," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 5, September 1994, pp. 19-25.

Varshney, Amitabh, Frederick P. Brooks Jr., William V. Wright. "Interactive Visualization of Weighted Three-dimensional Alpha Hulls." Video Review, Tenth Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, Stony Brook, NY, June 1994.

Taylor II, Russell M., Warren Robinett, Vernon L. Chi, Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., William V. Wright, R. Stanley Williams, Erik J. Snyder. "The Nanomanipulator: A Virtual-Reality Interface for a Scanning Tunneling Microscope." Computer Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 93), August 1993, pp. 127-134. Also published as "1 dominatori dell'atomo", Virtual, No. 2, October 1993, pp. 18-21, and in Proceedings of Imagina '94, February 1994.

Brooks, Jr., Frederick P., William V. Wright. "Twenty-first Annual Progress Report: Interactive Graphics for Molecular Studies." UNC Department of Computer Science Technical Report #TR95-010.

Robinett, W., R. Taylor, V. Chi, W. V. Wright, F. P. Brooks Jr., R. S. Williams, and E. J. Snyder. The Nanomanipulator: An Atomic-Scale Teleoperator. SIGGRAPH '92 course notes for "Implementation of Immersive Virtual Environments," August 1992.

W. V. Wright, "The Two-Dimensional Interface of an Interactive System for Molecular Studies," ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 7, 10 (1972), 76-85.

Brooks, Jr., F.P., A.L. Hopkins, Jr., P.G. Neumann, and W.V. Wright. "An Experiment in Musical Composition." IRE Transactions on Computers, EC-6 (1957), 175-182. Reprinted in S.M. Schwanauer and D.A. Levitt, eds. Machine Models of Music, MIT Press (1993), 23-42.

Honors and Memberships

Invited Speaker, 1981 Congress of the International Union of Crystallography
Member, American Crystallographic Association
Member, Association for Computing Machinery, including SIGGRAPH
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, including Computer Society

Funding Agencies

National Institutes of Health
Interactive Graphics for Molecular Studies