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Brian Barsky

Brian A. Barsky

Ph.D., University of Utah

Professor of Computer Science
Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science
Member of the Bioengineering Graduate Group

(510) 642-9838


NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985
IBM Faculty Development Award
UC Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship

Plenary session invited speaker and tutorial speaker, Eurographics '92, Cambridge, England, September 1992
Keynote speaker and program committee member, Graphics Interface '90, Halifax, May 1990
Keynote speaker, Citicorp Transaction Technology Inc. Computer Graphics Seminar, Santa Monica, March 1989
Distinguished Lecturer, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, December 1988
Keynote speaker, Pan Pacific Computer Conference, Melbourne, September 1985

Editorships/Program Committees

Area Editor
CVGIP: Graphical Models and Image Processing

Book Series Editor
Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.

Guest Editor
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 1986

Technical Program, ACM SIGGRAPH '85

Program Committee Member
Technical Program Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH
Program Committee, Graphics Interface
Program Committee, Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, Nantes, France, April 1996
Program Committee, Winter School of Computer Graphics, '95, Plzen, Czech Republic, February 1995
Program Committee, CAD/Graphics '91, Hangzhou, September 1991
Organizing Committee and Session Chair, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics, Santa Clara, February 1990
Program Committee, CESTA Cognitiva 87 -- Electronic Image


Making Them Move: Mechanics, Control, and Animation of Articulated Figures
(with N. I. Badler and D. Zeltzer), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, 1991.

Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling Using Beta-Splines
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1988.

An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling
(with R. H. Bartels and J. C. Beatty), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, 1987.

Selected Publications

Reconstructing Curved Surfaces From Specular Reflection Patterns Using Spline Surface Fitting of Normals
(with M. A. Halstead, S. A. Klein, and R. B. Mandell), ACM/SIGGRAPH '96, New Orleans, 4-9 August 1996, pp. 335-342.

The OPTICAL Project at UC Berkeley: Computer Aided Cornea Modeling and Visualization
(with D. D. Garcia), ACM/SIGGRAPH '96, New Orleans, 4-9 August 1996, video in the Electronic Theatre.

A Spline Surface Algorithm for Reconstruction of Corneal Topography from a Videokeratographic Reflection Pattern
(with M. A. Halstead, S. A. Klein, and R. B. Mandell), Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 72, No. 11, November 1995, pp. 821-827.

Geometric Continuity of Parametric Curves
(with T. D. DeRose), two-part article in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 6, November 1989, pp. 60-68 and Vol. 10, No. 1, January 1990, pp. 60-68.

Rational Continuity: Parametric, Geometric, and Frenet Frame Continuity of Rational Curves
(with M. E. Hohmeyer), ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol. 8, No. 4, October 1989, pp. 335-359.

A New Concept and Method for Line Clipping
(with Y.-D. Liang), ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1984, pp. 1-22.

Local Control of Bias and Tension in Beta-splines
(with J. C. Beatty), ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 1983, pp. 109-134, and ACM SIGGRAPH '83 Conference Proceedings, (Vol. 17, No. 3), ACM, Detroit, 25-29 July, 1983, pp. 193-218.

Professors Brian Barsky and Carlo Séquin.

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