Michael N. Wallick
608 265-2711 (Graphics Lab)
Current Affiliation:Software Planning Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Academic Standing:Ph.D. in Computer Sciences at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science; University of Wisconsin-Madison; August 2007 (Completed July 2007)
- Master of Science in Computer Science; University of Wisconsin-Madison; May 2003
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; University of Central Florida; University Honors and Honors in Computer Science; May, 2001
University of Central Florida Affiliations:
- Lead Scholars Program (Graduated 1999)
- University Honors College
- Honors in the Major
- The outdated webpage of my favorite former roommate who I often threw out of the dorm. (He gets that link for helping me debug something!)
Computer Science Affiliations:
- University of Wisconsin Student ACM (Vice-president 2004-6)
- Upsilon Pi Epsilon
- Association for Computing Machinery
- NSF REU Program in Computer Vision
- REU 2000 Web page
My enemy is hopelessness -- my ally honest doubt
The answer is a question that I never will find out
-- Harry Chapin
Previously I worked on Virtual Videography (VV) and Magic Boards (a spin-off of Virtual Videography. The goal of VV is to record a lecture and have a computer automatically edit that video. The results, which can be viewed on the graphics group video page are quite impressive.
The other project that I have worked on is Magic Boards, a spin-off of Virtual Videography. This makes use of the "region" concept from VV. Here, a lecture is recorded and an author can repaint each region with new or more detailed information. By working on a region-by-region basis, rather than by frames, the author needs to only paint each part of the region once. Again, there are videos showing some results on the graphics group video page. If it is before SIGGRAPH 2005, I will be presenting Magic Boards as a Poster. If it is after SIGGRAPH 2005, I presented Magic Boards as a Poster.
I have recently finsihed my preliminary examation where I presented my ideas for my thesis topic. I will be looking at ways of interacting and dealing with large collections of digital photographs, but on a computer and on handheld devices. The images will be summarized as a collage. More details will come as I work on them, but I think that I'm well on my way to becoming a "UI Guy"
This is my resource list. From the weekly web reports that I get, I see that quite a few people are making use of it. (Or one person is making use of it quite often!) My original thought was that I would a make a CGI script that will allow people to add resources, but I decided that I do not want to give any control of my webpage to others. So if you think that there is a great resource out there that I should check out, please e-mail (michaelw[at]cs.wisc.edu) and tell me and I will add it to the list myself.
Please note: Any software, documents, etc. that I'm maintaining is (c) Michael Wallick, unless otherwise stated, and provided AS IS with no warrenty whatsoever! All external sites are (c) their respective owners.
This section is devoted to a little bit of sillyness - and why not? Enjoy it, but don't take anything here too seriously!
My Photo Album. In the past few years, I have begun to enjoy digital photography. You can do quite a bit with a digital image (as I've learned from my research and play). In my photo album you will find several pictures of different events in my life (and lots of cat pictures too!)
The Random Integer Blog. In a revolt against my thesis of nicely organized photographs, I'm devoting this tumble log to taking a single picture of an integer somewhere throughout my day.
Michael.ttf - A font based on my handwriting... and why not? Install it on your computer (c:/windows/fonts/) and you can view my web page in "Michael" font . And if you really want some fun, ask me for "Michael Dings!"
A Comparative Study of Friends and Buddies - Proving beyond a doubt that I will do nothing to avoid actual work and sleep, I present this "paper" comparing people who are "Friends" with people who are "Buddies." Added 10 BackRub 06
Google Calender - A Calendar based on Google, and of course, here is the FAQs about the Calendar
Here are several pictures of my cats Pascal and Gauss, I guess you can say that they are "Mathmakittens." Pascal is the cute one with a white nose, and Gauss is the cute one with a grey nose. Don't worry, we can't tell them apart either. They are both sisters (born May 1, 2002) and we couldn't stand to separate them, so we brought both of them home with us. They were adopted from Angel's Wish which is a Wisconsin rescue shelter that does not euthanize any of their animals. (Consider donating to them?)This page is owned, maintained, and copyright Michael Wallick