CS838 Topics in Computing : Advanced Computer Graphics

Fall Semester 2014

Course outline

This course is intended to expand the scope of exposure of graduate students and advanced undergraduates to modern computer graphics principles. The class will examine both fundamental graphics topics, but at a depth that is more appropriate for students with prior experience in the area of computing, and also sample current topics representative of vibrant trends in academic and industry practice. The course should be accessible to advanced students in all areas, given a certain prior experience in visual computing, a level of comfort with programming, and a healthy dose of enthusiasm!

Some of the topics to be covered are listed below. Note that this list will likely be adapted to the dynamic and composition of the audience.

General information

Lecture meeting time : Mondays & Wednesdays Tue/Thu 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Lecture location : Psychology 121

Instructor : Eftychios Sifakis
Office : Computer Sciences building, Room 6355
Email : sifakis <at> cs <dot> wisc <dot> edu
Office hours : Monday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm or by appointment

Prerequisites : CS559 Computer Graphics, which can be waived by instructor consent (such a waiver can summarily be granted if a similar course has been completed at a different institution).

Schedule of lectures

DATE Lecture Information Assignments & Reading Materials

Wednesday, September 3rd

Monday, September 8th

Wednesday, September 10th

Monday, September 15th

Wednesday, September 17th

Monday, September 22nd

Wednesday, September 24th

Monday, September 29th

Wednesday, October 1st

Monday, October 6th

Wednesday, October 8th

Monday, October 13rd

Wednesday, October 15th

Monday, October 20th

Wednesday, October 22nd

Monday, October 27th

Wednesday, October 29th

Monday, November 3rd

Wednesday, November 5th

Monday, November 10th

Wednesday, November 12th

Monday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 19th

Monday, November 24th

Wednesday, November 26th

Monday, December 1st

Wednesday, December 3rd

Monday, December 8th

Wednesday, December 10th

Project assingments


Presentation assingments


Grading policy

The final grade will be computed based on the following: