Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1210 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Office: 6385 Computer Sciences Building
Phone: 608-263-2874, Fax: 608-262-9777
Fall 2018 Office Hours: Wednesday, 2pm-3pm (except Sep 19) or by appointment
I am a professor working in areas related to Computer Graphics.
These days, my main things are Data Visualization and Robotics, but I remain interested in animation, virtual reality, multimedia, ...
A brief biography will tell you how I got here. You can see a reasonably current CV, but you probably are looking for papers, talks, or videos in date order.
My research these days is mainly about robotics and data science. With both, I am interested in how we can make them useful for people.
This semester (Fall 2018) I am teaching CS765 Data Visualization. Next semester (Spring 2019), I am teaching CS559 Computer Graphics.
I have some pages with various Advice I generally give to students. This includes the format for status reports, what I'd like to see in Prelims and Theses, my grad school FAQ, but my advice on how to give a talk is still elsewhere.
You might be interested in my grad school FAQ. Come and talk to me if you're interested in data visualization, robotics, computer graphics or related topics.
If you're interested in joining our group, come talk to me! If you aren't a student at Wisconsin yet, please look at my grad school FAQ, particularly the last few questions.
Current Research Themes
Selected Past (but recent) Themes
My teaching schedule used to be regular, but now it changes every semester.
The classes I teach:
- CS765 Visualization: (current Fall 2018) (previous Fall 2017). This is an experiment in teaching a broad class that serves a very wide range of students.
- CS559 Computer Graphics: I had been teaching this regularly, and will start again in Spring 2018. Eftychios Sifrakis taught it in 2016 and 2017. My offerings include 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and if you're really curious, even older versions of the course page are still on the Graphics Group Courses Page.
Older classes that might not get taught again for a while:
- CS777: Computer Animation is a graduate level CS class for people with some graphics background. This taught was taught regularly in the past (2013, 2011,2006,2004, 2003).
- CS679 Computer Games Technologies: this class is popular enough that we try to teach it regularly. I was able to teach it every year for the past few years (2012, 2011, 2010
- Advanced Graphics: In the Spring of 2009, I taught an Advanced Graphics class.
You can find other information on graphics group classes on the Graphics Group Courses Page.
Selected Recent Publications
I try to keep the complete list available here. Here are some selected recent ones:
- RSS '18: RelaxedIK: Real-time Synthesis of Accurate and Feasible Robot Arm Motion w/Rakita and Mutlu
- EuroVis '18 - Interactive Analysis of Word Vector Embeddings w/Heimerl
- EuroVis '18 - Design Factors for Summary Visualization in Visual Analytics
w/Sarikaya and Szafir
- ICRA '18 - Recognizing Geometric Constraints in Human Demonstrations Using Force and Position Signals w/Subramani and Zinn
- HRI '18 - An Autonomous Dynamic Camera Method for Effective Remote Teleoperation (best paper award) w/Rakita and Mutlu
- HRI '18 - Shared Dynamic Curves: A Shared-Control Telemanipulation Method for Motor Task Training w/Rakita, Mutlu, and Hyatt
- TVCG '18 (InfoVis '17) - Scatterplots: Tasks, Data, and Designs w/Sarikaya
- TVCG '18 (InfoVis '17) - Considerations for Visualizing Comparisons