>I am looking for colleges from which to take *good* courses in computer
>graphics and animation, in the Westchester/New Jersey/lower Upstate New
>York/Manhattan areas. If anyone has any recommendations, I would really
>appreciate the information. Thanks in advance.
> Chris Siegel
Illinos/Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has some excellent classes in computer
graphics, and some of the most forward-looking folks on the block in
computers in general. (UIUC hosted a conference this summer on the
Next 40 Years in Computing.) UIUC is also the home of the NCSA
[National Center for Supercomputing Applications], which includes a
wonderful program on using computer graphics for visualization of
scientific data. George K. Francis, Ph. D., of UI's Dept. of
Mathematics teaches a course on the mathematics of computer graphics
which I highly recommend. Give him a call -- UI's switchboard is
(217) 333-1000. Tell him Ken Jenks sent you.
I'm posting this to let everyone know of one alumni's opinion, but drop
me an e-mail or a phone call, and we can talk further.
My only complaint about UI's computer graphics programs was that they
didn't have much going during my undergrad CS years.
(This will probably spark a fresh round of "my school's better than
yours!" -- but that's what USENET's for!)
-- Ken Jenks, NASA/JSC/GM2, Space Shuttle Program Office
"It is mankind's manifest destiny to bring our humanity into space,
to colonize this galaxy. And as a nation, we have the power to
determine whether America will lead or will follow.
I say that America must lead." -- Ronald Reagan