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‘Virtual environments’ expert to give May 3 lecture

April 13, 2001

An internationally renowned expert on computer graphics and virtual environments will lecture on three-dimensional tele-immersive environments Thursday, May 3.

Henry Fuchs, a professor of computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak 4-5 p.m., AB20 Weeks Hall, 1215 Dayton St. He will give the annual J. Barkley Rosser Memorial Lecture, a free public event sponsored by the computer sciences department and made possible through a generous gift of Annetta Rosser.

Fuchs, also an adjunct professor in both biomedical engineering and radiology oncology, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has established research groups that have made some of the world’s fastest and most accurate tracking systems for virtual environments, as well as for head-mounted display applications of virtual environments to assist in surgical procedures.

Fuchs’s talk, “Seas of Cameras and Projectors for Tele-immersion and the Office of the Future”, will focus on the ongoing work of developing realistic three-dimensional “tele-collaborative” environments.

The Rosser lecture series is named for J. Barkley Rosser, a UW–Madison professor of computer sciences and mathematics and director of the Mathematics Research Center, 1963-78.

For more information, contact Laura Cuccia, (608) 262-0017.