o Computer Graphics o Visualization o User Interfaces o Virtual Reality o Multimedia o Computer Architecture
You can find out more about my research projects by browsing the Visualization Lab pages. There you will find information about VolVis – our freely distributed volume visualization system; Cube – our special-purpose volume rendering architecture; PVR – our parallel volume rendering package; 3D Virtual Colonoscopy – our flythrough navigations through the colon; Volume Graphics – our approach to support conventional computer graphics using volumetric primitives; Flight Simulation – our volume based real-time retargeting system; Volume Deformation – our physically-based volume deformation approach; Amorphous Phenomena and Urban Security – our accelerated lattice-based simulation and visualization of amorphous phenomena; Stony Brook Visual Computing Cluster – our state-of-the-art GPU and volume rendering cluster; and others.
Arie E. Kaufman, Distinguished Professor and Chairman
Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Brook, NY 11794-4400, USA
Arie E. Kaufman is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department, the Director of the Center of Visual Computing (CVC), the Chief Scientist of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) , and a Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. (SBU). He joined the faculty at SBU in 1985 and was appointed Chair in 1999. He also held posts at the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, Florida International University, Ben-Gurion University, and Columbia University.
Kaufman was internationally
recognized for his contributions to information technology and
specifically to visualization and graphics. He was elected
to the highest level of a Fellow
of IEEE "for contributions to and leadership in visualization and
computer graphics," an ACM Fellow "for seminal contributions to and leadership in visualization, especially in volume visualization and its applications," and received the prestigious IEEE Visualization
Career Award “for seminal work in the theory and practice of volume visualization." Kaufman also received the 1995 IEEE
Outstanding Contribution Award, 1998 ACM Service Award, 1999 IEEE Computer
Society's Meritorious Service Award, 2002 State of
Dr. Kaufman has conducted
research for over 35 years in visualization, graphics, virtual reality, user
interfaces, multimedia, and their applications, especially in biomedicine. He
has published extensively totaling in excess of 260 refereed papers,
books, and book chapters, more than 220 conference presentations and
non-refereed manuscripts, and has been awarded/filed more than 30 patents, most
of which have been licensed. He has been a principal/co-principal investigator
on more than 90 research grants. His work has been featured
in numerous media communications, including Science,
New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, Wall Street
Journal, Saturday Evening Post, PC Week, Good Morning
Kaufman has made significant research contributions, including: (1) Leading and pioneering volume visualization. (2) Compiling the first manuscript on Volume Visualization (1991). (3) Developing VolVis, a comprehensive volume visualization software, with an installed base of over 3,500. (4) Pioneering the area of Volume Graphics. (5) Developing the Cube hardware architectures for real-time volume rendering, which was the basis for VolumePro. (6) Developing 3D Virtual Colonoscopy, a technique for colon cancer screening. (7) Developing real-time simulation and visualization of flow, especially for airborne dispersion in urban environments.
Kaufman's service to the visualization/graphics community has been very significant. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 1995-1998. He has been the co-founder, papers/program co-chair, and member of the steering committee of IEEE Visualization Conference series; co-founder/chair of Volume Graphics Workshop series; co-Chair for Eurographics/SIGGRAPH Graphics Hardware Workshops, the Papers/Program co-Chair for ACM Volume Visualization Symposia. He previously chaired and is currently a director of IEEE CS Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics. He has served on over 100 program or technical committees.
He received a BS in Mathematics
and Physics from the Hebrew University
CSE 654 Seminar in Visualization, Wednesdays 10am-12pm (only on intrawww with password)
CSE 523/4 MS Projects (details only on intrawww)