Time:10:00-11:00, Oct. 27, 2014
Venue:Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Office Building Software Campus
Host: Changhe Tu
Abstract: This talk summarises work on low-discrepancy point sampling of parametric surfaces and meshes based on use of space-filling curves, and suggests two applications of such work: shape retrieval based on distance histograms, and non-photorealistic stroke-based rendering.
Bio: Ralph Martin obtained his PhD in 1983 from Cambridge University. Since then he has been at Cardiff University, where he now holds a Chair and leads the Visual Computing research group. He is also a Guest Professor at Tsinghua and two other Universities in China, and is Director of Scientific Programmes of the One Wales Research Institute of Visual Computing. His publications include over 250 papers and 14 books covering such topics as solid modelling, surface modelling, reverse engineering, intelligent sketch input, mesh processing, video processing, computer graphics, vision based geometric inspection, and geometric reasoning. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the British Computer Society. He is on the editorial boards of "Computer Aided Design", "Computer Aided Geometric Design", "Geometric Models", "Computers and Graphics", and other journals. He was recently awarded a "Friendship Award" by the Chinese Government, the highest award for foreigners.