Education, scientific visualization, animation, computer aided engineering, high performance computing.
The SIGGRAPH Education Committee has been in existence for over 10 years, has accomplished a great deal and enjoys the enthusiastic support of the Executive Committee. It has grown to more than 25 committees and projects today. The twin goals of promoting computer graphics education and the use of computer graphics in education have guided the committee and its successes have been due to good leadership and the efforts of the talented and motivated volunteers.
The Snowbird conference set directions for SIGGRAPH. In response to Snowbird, the committee's work now places more emphasis on availability of information and educational resources, expanding international efforts, K-12 activities, improved communications and an annual educators program.
I have been on the education committee since the early days and have served the last 5 years on its executive committee involved in this planning. I am also on two other SIGGRAPH committees: Special Projects and Public Policy. I bring to the position of Director for Education a long term involvement with and commitment to the committee, and experiences in both education and management. My many contacts with the graphics community will enable me to find and enlist the volunteers so critical to successful activities.
My objectives for the next two years will be to continue the commitment to ongoing projects and to take a critical look at the future in light of the goals of SIGGRAPH. I believe strongly in collaboration with and among the many disciplines involved in SIGGRAPH and will promote activities that continue that collaboration. The strength of SIGGRAPH is the diversity of interests and the mixing of the different perspectives in graphics. The education committee has taken advantage of that strength and I will continue to promote interdisciplinary projects and to strengthen the access to educational resources and interactions with other groups that share our interest in graphics.
Involved in teaching and consulting in computer graphics since 1975. Over 50 publications and presentations on education or research in computer graphics, CAD, Scientific Visualization, and design. NSF Program Director (1992-1994) for the National Supercomputing Centers program and the Graphics Center. Vice President of the Government Council on High Performance Computing, Member of the NSF Panel on Visualization in Scientific Computing.
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