Since 1966, Dr. Greenberg has been researching and teaching in the
field of computer graphics. 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 specialities include hidden
surface algorithms, geometric modeling, color science, and realistic
image generation. He presently teaches the course Imaging and the
Electronic Age in the Department of
Working with the General Electric Visual Simulation Laboratory, he
produced a sophisticated computer graphics movie, "Cornell in Perspective" as early as 1971.
He is the author of many articles on computer graphics (including two
published in Scientific American, May 1974 and February 1991, both of
which have been highly publicized); and he has lectured extensively on
the uses of computer graphics techniques in research applications.
He served as the founding Director of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for
Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization until his term
expired on July 1, 1995. This five-university consortium includes
Cornell and Brown Universities, the California Institute of
Technology, the University of North Carolina, and the University of
Utah. He is also Director of the Program of Computer
Graphics and the originator and former director of the Computer
Aided Design Instructional Facility at Cornell University.
Dr. Greenberg joined the faculty of Cornell in 1968, with a joint
appointment in the Departments of Architecture and Structural
Engineering. His prior education consisted of both the architecture
and engineering disciplines at Cornell University and Columbia
University. From 1960 to 1965, he served as a consulting engineer with
Severud Associates, and was involved with the design of numerous
building projects including the St. Louis Arch, New York State Theater
of the Dance at Lincoln Center, and Madison Square Garden. He has
taught courses in structural analysis and design, architectural
design, shell structures, reinforced concrete, and computer
applications in architecture. In 1970-71, he was a guest professor at
the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, and he has been a visiting professor
at Yale University.
Dr. Greenberg is presently on the editorial boards of Computers and
Graphics and Computer-Aided Design. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE,
SIGGRAPH, and Eurographics societies.