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Research Interests

  • Medical Volume Visualization
  • Real-time Realistic Rendering, Material Modeling
  • Nature Rendering
  • Interactive Global Illumination
  • High Dynamic Range Imaging & Display

Other Experience

  • Visiting Faculty: University of Southern California, Summer and Fall 2015; Yale University, Fall 2008; University of Girona, Spain, Spring and Summer 2009.
  • Visiting Researcher: Imaging and Visualization Group, NCI-NIH, Summer 2016.
  • Research Associate, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University, 1995-2001
  • INRIA Post-Doctoral Fellow, IRISA-INRIA, Rennes, France, 1993-1995
  • Senior Staff Scientist, National Center for Software Technology (NCST), Bombay, India, 1985-95

Professional Activities

  • Program Committee Member: I3D 2017, SCCG 2017.

Honors & Awards

  • UCF TIP Award, 2011.

Active Grants

  • NSF Grant- 2012-2017: A Unified Approach to Material Appearance Modeling
  • UArizona-DARPA Grant (2016-2018). REVEAL: Light Field Measurement and Exploitation at Information Theoretic Limits

Recent Book

  • High Dynamic Range Imaging, 2nd Edition, 2010. Coauthors: Reinhard, Ward, Pattanaik, Debevec, Heidrich, Myszkowski, Publisher: Morgan Kaufman.
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics: A Practical Learning Approach. 1st Edition 2014. Coathors: Ganovelli, Corsini, Pattanaik, Benedetto. Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC (Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, and Animation)

Recent Publication

  • LeGendre, Yu, Liu, Busch, Jones, Pattanaik, Debevec, “Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction”, SIGGRAPH 2016.