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Dr William Ribarsky. Angela McCarthy BU4061 Study Period 1 2010. Background - History. Obtained Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cincinnati in 1974 Founding director of the Charlotte Visualization Center

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dr william ribarsky

Dr William Ribarsky

Angela McCarthy

BU4061

Study Period 1

2010

background history
Background - History
  • Obtained Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cincinnati in 1974
  • Founding director of the Charlotte Visualization Center
  • Dr. Ribarsky is former Chair and current Director of the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee
  • Member of the Steering Committees for the IEEE Visualization Conference and the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference
background history1
Background - History
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
  • Currently an Editorial Board member for IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications
  • Co-founded the Eurographics/IEEE visualization conference series (now called EG/IEEE EuroVis)
    • Helped to establish the current Virtual Reality Conference series
  • In 2007, general co-chair of the IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Symposium
  • Was Principal Research Scientist in the College of Computing
  • Associate Director for External Relations of the GVU Center
background current
Background - Current
  • Dr. Ribarskyis the Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology at UNC Charlotte
  • Director of Charlotte Visualization Center
  • Research Areas (Current):
    • Bioinformatics
    • Data Warehousing
    • Multimedia Analysis, Retrieval and Security
    • Scientific and Information Visualization
    • Virtual Reality (specialises in)
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visualization
professional associations
Professional Associations
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
subject areas published
Subject Areas (Published)
  • Database Applications
    • Spatial Databases And Gis
  • Multimedia Information Systems
    • Artificial, Augmented, And Virtual Realities
  • User Interfaces
    • Evaluation/Methodology
    • Graphical User Interfaces (Gui)
    • User-Centered Design
  • Vision And Scene Understanding
    • 3d/Stereo Scene Analysis
    • Perceptual Reasoning
  • Distributed Artificial Intelligence
    • Intelligent Agents
  • Learning
    • Concept Learning
  • Picture/Image Generation
  • Graphics Utilities
    • Virtual Device Interfaces
  • Computational Geometry And Object Modeling
    • Geometric Algorithms, Languages, And Systems
  • Methodology And Techniques
    • Interaction Techniques
  • Three-Dimensional Graphics And Realism
    • Animation
    • Virtual Reality
  • Types Of Simulation
    • Visual
  • Physical Sciences And Engineering
    • Earth And Atmospheric Sciences
  • Arts And Humanities
    • Architecture
  • Electronic Commerce
    • Security
publications
Publications
  • Publication years: 1992 – 2009
    • Recent work for 2010
      • "An Interactive Visual Analytics System for Bridge Management," Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, Remco Chang, William Ribarsky, and Shen-en Chen. To be published, Eurographics/IEEE EuroVis 2010.
  • Dr. Ribarsky has published over 130 scholarly papers, proceedings, book chapters, and books
  • 63 publications of which are under ACM literature
    • Only three published solo
publications titles
Publications - Titles
  • Varied in style
  • Some very ambiguous
    • “Instant architecture”
  • Others rather concise
    • “Integrating multi-modal content analysis and hyperbolic visualization for large-scale news video retrieval and exploration”
  • Titles all very professional
publishers
Publishers
  • ACM
  • ACM Press/Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Elsevier Science Inc.
  • Eurographics Association
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Computer Society Press
  • IEEE Educational Activities Department
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pergamon Press, Inc.
  • Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
content
Content
  • Majority of publications based around visualisation techniques
    • Expands into applications, human interaction, analytics, general interaction
  • Work constantly being retouched and further developed, providing foundations for future work
    • E.g. Virtual GIS [1995] – looked at possibility of using GIS for emergency situations and in army research, developing from 2D to 3D in interactive worlds
citations
Citations
  • Citations vary in amounts
    • Some cases of 6 citations, other cases of 33 citations
  • Majority of citations scholarly publications
    • Minimal website references
      • Not uncommon in IT fields to see web references
  • Keeps current with latest work and advancements in technology
    • Citations generally within a year or two, or further building on an older idea
collaborative colleagues
Collaborative Colleagues
  • Fred Alyea
  • Eric L Baker
  • Stephen A Benton
  • Jay David Bolter
  • Bob Brown
  • Steve T Bryson
  • Grigore C Burdea
  • Thomas Butkiewicz
  • Remco Chang
  • Remco Chang
  • Min Si Chen
  • AlirezaDarvish
  • Douglass Davis
  • Wenwen Dou
  • David Scott Ebert
  • John CronanEble
  • Greg Stephen Eisenhauer
  • Marcus Ewert
  • Jianping Fan
  • Jianping Fan
  • Nickolas Faust
  • Richard Feldmann
  • Brian D Fisher
  • YuliiGao
  • Mohammad Ghoniem
  • Milton William Green
  • Tera Marie Green
  • Tera Marie Green
  • WeizhenGu
  • Hans Hagen
  • Reid Harmon
  • Sean Ho
  • Larry Franklin Hodges
  • Aubrey Holland
  • Daniel Hubball
  • C E Hubbard
  • Justin Jang
  • Yves Darly Jean
  • Dong Hyun Jeong
  • Frank Jiang
  • T Y Jiang
  • Jing Yang
  • Eunjung Kang
  • Jochen Katz
  • Daniel F Keefe
  • Daniel Kern
  • Thomas Kindler
  • David R Koller
  • Robert Kosara
  • David Michael Krum
  • Robert S Laramee
  • Alvin Lee
  • Seok Won Won Lee
  • Bastian Leibe
  • Ming C Lin
  • Peter Lindstrom
  • Heather Richter Lipford
  • Dingxiang Liu
  • DongningLuo
  • HangzaiLuo
  • Kwan Liu Liu Ma
  • Rob Melby
  • SougataMukherjea
  • Terry Myerson
  • KayvanNajarian
  • OlugbengaOmoteso
  • Augusto Op den Bosch
  • Walter Patterson
  • Randy F Pausch
  • D A Philbin
  • Nancy S Pollard
  • Anita Raja
  • Elke A Rundensteiner
  • Shin IchiIchi Satoh
  • Eric Sauda
  • GerikScheuermann
  • Karsten S Schwan
  • A Fleming Seay
  • Christopher David Shaw
  • Francois X Sillion
  • Deborah E Silver
  • Bradley A Singletary
  • Stuart Smith
  • Victoria Spaulding
  • Thad Eugene Starner
  • FelesiaStukes
  • AgusSudjianto
  • Evan A Suma
  • Lloyd A Treinish
  • Greg A Turner
  • Neff Walker
  • Xiaoyu Wang
  • Xiaoyu Wang
  • Matthew Oliver Ward
  • Zachary Justin Wartell
  • Tony Wasilewski
  • Benjamin Allen Watson
  • Justin Weeks
  • Ginette Wessel
  • Michael Wimmer
  • Peter Wonka
  • Peter Woytiuk
  • Jing Yang
  • Jing Yang
  • Jing Yang
  • Yang Chen
  • JiaYue
  • Caroline Ziemkiewicz
  • Robert van Liere
  • Ron van Teylingen
  • Charles A P G van der Mast
rural urban
Rural-Urban
  • Urban
  • Requires ready access to equipment and research
    • Charlotte Visualization Center
  • Majority of research completed with colleagues
    • Same subject areas, research may be repeated with same colleagues
      • Larry Hodges – 13 publications (Virtual Reality/3D 1993-2003)
      • RemcoChang – 13 publications (Visual Analytics 2009-2006)
      • Nickolas Faust – 9 publications (Virtual Reality/3D 1995-2003)
  • Work done in United States
applied theoretical
Applied-Theoretical
  • Applied
  • Minimal theory work
    • Rather than talking about ‘concept’, actually talks about ‘implementation’
  • Various applications are created then tested
    • Virtual Reality
    • Immersive Environments
    • Visual Analysis
    • 3D Geographical Information Systems
paradigm
Paradigm
  • Positivist
  • Epistemology-representational
    • Taking reality and representing it in symbolic form
      • Visualisation systems
      • 3D immersive environments
      • Virtual Reality
communication
Communication
  • Papers made available online and published in journals
    • Online papers, of 63 on ACM, only 20 available for download
      • Requires login
    • All IEEE papers on www.ieee.org required membership privileges
  • Delivers multiple seminars a year
current activity
Current Activity
  • Working on further publications
    • "An Interactive Visual Analytics System for Bridge Management," Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, Remco Chang, William Ribarsky, and Shen-en Chen. To be published, Eurographics/IEEE EuroVis2010
  • Recently gave presentation at The Fourth Annual DHS University Network Summit
    • 10-12th March, 2010
  • Dr. Ribarsky is the Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology at UNC Charlotte (refer back to Background)
conclusion

Conclusion

General views…

questions

Questions?

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