UTCS Colloquia - Doug James, Cornell University, "Let There Be Sound: Physics-Based Sound Rendering," ACE 2.402

Contact Name: 
Chandra Bajaj
ACE 2.402
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Type of Talk: Colloquium

Speaker/Affiliation: Doug James, Cornell University

Talk Audience: Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Outside Interested Parties

Date/Time: 11/29/2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: ACE 2.402

Host:  Chandra Bajaj

Talk Title: "Let There Be Sound: Physics-Based Sound Rendering"

Talk Abstract: (Incomplete abstract. Check back for update.) Natural sounds are all around us. The sound of my son struggling to get out of his wet rain coat, or rain boots squeaking across the floor. The sound of lemonade pouring into an ice-filled glass, or the ocean crashing at your feet. The sound of an agitated shopping cart plunging down a flight of stairs, or the familiar roar of a camp fire. Reality produces these sounds...

Speaker Bio: Doug L. James is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. He holds three degrees in applied mathematics, including a Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of British Columbia. In 2002 he joined the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor, then in 2006 he became an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. His research interests are computer graphics, physically based animation, reduced-order physics models, and multi-sensory physics applications such as sound rendering and haptic force-feedback rendering. Doug is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and spent his 2011-12 sabbatical working on "sound rendering" under a Guggenheim fellowship.