Holly Rushmeier (4060)

Organization: Yale
Address: 4 Christy Heights Rd
06475 Old Saybrook
Country: USA
Telephone: 860 395 2025
Email: holly@acm.org
Holly Rushmeier is a professor of computer science at Yale University. Her current research focuses on scanning and modeling of shape and appearance properties, and on applications in cultural heritage. She teaches course in computer graphics and visualization at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She received the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977, 1986 and 1988 respectively. Between receiving the BS and returning to graduate school in 1983 she worked as an engineer at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and at Washington Natural Gas Company (now a part of Puget Sound Energy). In 1988 she joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Georgia Tech. While there she conducted sponsored research in the area of computer graphics image synthesis and taught classes heat transfer and numerical methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the end of 1991 Dr. Rushmeier joined the computing and mathematics staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, focusing on scientific data visualization. From 1996 to 2004 Dr. Rushmeier was research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. At IBM she worked on a variety of data visualization problems in applications ranging from engineering to finance. Most recently her work was primarily in the area of acquisition of data required for generating realistic computer graphics models, including a project to create a digital model of Michelangelo’s Florence Pieta`. She also worked on the development of a scanning system to capture shape and appearance data for presenting Egyptian cultural artifacts on the World Wide Web. Dr. Rushmeier was Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics from 1996-99. She has also served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. She is currently on the editorial boards of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Computer Graphics Forum and ACM Transactions on Applied Perception. In 1996 she served as the papers chair for the ACM SIGGRAPH conference, in 1998 and 2004 as the papers co-chair for the IEEE Visualization conference and in 2000 as the papers co-chair for the Eurographics Rendering Workshop. In 2005 she will be serving as co-chair for the IEEE Visualization and 3DIM conferences. She has also served in numerous program committees including multiple years on the committees for SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, Eurographics, Eurographics Rendering Workshop, and Graphics Interface. Dr. Rushmeier has lectured at many meetings and academic institutions, including invited keynote presentations at international meetings (Eurographics Rendering Workshop 94, 3DIM 01 , Eurographics Conference 2001.) She has spoken at and/or organized many tutorials and panels at the SIGGRAPH and IEEE Visualization conferences. She is the co-author of more numerous technical publications, and co- inventor six issued patents with several additional patents filed.