FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Post by John C. Howla » Sat, 26 Sep 1992 03:20:09



                PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS
                GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER OF THE ACM

        FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS

        Olin Lathrop, Cognivision
        Richard M. Fichera, Consultant

        Saturday, October 3rd

OVERVIEW

Computer graphics is playing an increasingly important role in
computing today. Graphical user interfaces, multi-media, scientific
visualization and document imaging are just a few of the many
application areas making heavy use of graphics. This seminar will
explain and demystify the fundamental concepts in the computer
graphics field. This seminar has been an extremely popular tutorial at
past ACM SIGGRAPH conferences.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Technical professionals who are vaguely familiar with the field of
computer graphics should attend this seminar. Some exposure to
computers and programming would be helpful.

SEMINAR TOPICS

This survey of the field of computer graphics will include

- A brief history of the field
- Modeling concepts, such as boundary representation and
  constructive solid geometry
- A detailed look at 3-D transforms
- Rendering concepts, including ray tracing, radiosity and
  texture mapping
- A look at the current market, standards and evaluating
  development tools

LECTURER

Olin Lathrop is co-founder and Vice President of Research at
Cognivision, Inc., a company specializing in data visualization
software and services. He previously worked at Apollo Computer on the
DN10000/VS graphics subsystem, and at Raster Technologies on 3-D
products such as the Model One/25-S and the Model One/380. He received
his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978 and 1980, respectively.

Richard Fichera has over twenty years of experience in the computer
industry. He has worked in fields such as software engineering,
hardware architecture, processor technology, scientific computing,
distributed systems technology, scientific visualization, and graphics
technology. Richard's education includes a combined operations
research, statistics, and computer science BS from the University of
California at Berkeley, and graduate studies in econometrics and
policy planning.

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                        General Information

LOCATION

All seminars are held at Northeastern University's Snell Engineering
Center, Boston, within walking distance of the MBTA Green Line (Arborway/E
Train) Northeastern station and the Orange Line Ruggles station. Free
parking is available, but limited.

SCHEDULE

     8:30 -  9:00 am - registration/continental breakfast
     9:00 - 12:15 pm - morning session, break at 10:30 am
    12:15 -  1:30 pm - lunch (provided on-site)
     1:30 -  4:30 pm - afternoon session, break at 2:30 pm

FEES

Included in the $70 fee are seminar materials, lunch, and refreshments; the
book for the November 14 Gray seminar is not included.  Registrants not
already members of the Greater Boston Chapter of the ACM are charged an
additional $10, and become members of the chapter for the year.  Surcharge
for on-site registration is $10.  Purchase orders cannot be accepted.
Enrollment is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

REFUND POLICY

The full fee will be refunded if the PDS Chair receives written
notification before the day of the seminar, addressed to GBC/ACM, PO Box
465, Lexington MA 02173. Refund requests received after the seminar date
will be subject to a $15 administrative fee. The $10 membership fee will
not be refunded.

ANY QUESTIONS?

You may register using the form below; all GBC/ACM members should
also have received a PDS brochure, which contains a registration
blank. To obtain additional brochures, or if you need more
information, phone (617) 862-1181.
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Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
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