Donald Greenberg, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics, has been researching and teaching in the field of computer graphics since 1966. During the last 15 years, he has been primarily concerned with research advancing the state-of-the-art in computer graphics and with utilizing these techniques as they may be applied to a variety of disciplines. His specialties include real time realistic image generation, color science, and computer-aided architectural design. He presently teaches the computer graphics courses in Computer Science, computer-aided design for the Department of Architecture, computer animation for the Department of Art, and technology strategy in the Business School. He received his B.C.E. from Cornell in 1958 and his Ph.D. in 1968. Greenberg also studied at Columbia University.
Joseph Kider is a Research Associate at Cornell University in the Program of Computer Graphics working with Donald Greenberg. Joseph completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, advised by Norman Badler. Previously, Joe ran the SIG Center for Computer Graphics serving as the Associate Director for 3 years. He also was a full lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Joe's current research focuses on the interdisciplinary digital design of sustainable architecture. He work on advanced numeric simulations that derive a building’s daylighting behavior, thermal performance, and material properties. Joe also works on high dimensional light transport problems, such as complex illumination, material appearance, physically-based simulation, and spectral rendering, which facilitate a unique approach to provide both more accurate simulations and efficient algorithms for simulating sustainable architecture and smart buildings.
DRAFT Course Schedule as of February 11, 2016: PDF
List of Reading:
|Reading Assigned (always due next class)||Reading Material|
|Jan 27||Chapter 1: Introduction: Definition of VR, modern experiences, historical perspective.|
|Jan 27||Environment Mapping - "Texture and reflection in
computer generated images".
(Architecture 4201 Students only) . Discussion starts at 1:45 pm Friday, January 29th.
|Jan 29|| Mather, Chapter 6, "The Physics of Vision" and LaValle, Chapter 2: Bird's Eye View.
For ARCH students only: Review of Linear Transformations, sections 3.1-3.3 of LaValle, Chapter 3: The Geometry of Virtual Worlds.
|Feb 1||For ARCH students only: Williams, Lance. Pyramidal Parametrics.|
|Feb 5||Mather, Chapter 7, "Visual Physiology" and for ARCH Students only: Whitted, An Improved Illumination Model for Shaded Display.||Feb 10||LaValle, Chapter 5: The Physiology of Human Vision.|
|Feb 12||Mather, Chapter 10, "Depth Perception". For ARCH students only: Matthew Low's Thesis Section on Stereoscopic Depth Cues, Chapter 2 (copies left in PCG library, please read and leave in library). NB: No class on Monday, Feb. 15 due to February Break.|
|Feb. 22 and 23rd||Please note Jeremy Selan (Valve) will be visiting. Class anticipated for Tuesday, Feburary 23rd, sometime in afternoon (exact time TBA).|
|Feb 22||Mather, Chapter 12, "Color Vision"|
|Feb. 29||LaValle, Steven M. Chapter 3. “The Geometry of Virtual Worlds.”|
|March 2|| Seymour, Mike. FXGuide. “The State of Rendering- Part 1” and “The State of Rendering- Part 2.” July 2013.