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Ariel ShamirAriel Shamir
The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Tools for Creative Graphics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

Powerful computer applications today allow manipulating digital objects in unimaginable ways. An exciting new trend allows fabricating and creating objects in reality using 3D printing and other technologies. However, the tools and applications supporting these developments are often sophisticated and very difficult to use. One of the challenges in graphics and design today is to create simpler tools that allow even novice users to use computers more naturally for photographs and 3D objects manipulations.

In this talk I will present several such efforts. The key idea in all of them is to utilize humans specifically for semantic, high-level tasks that are very simple for them, but are still extremely difficult for machines, while utilizing the machine for tasks that are harder and tedious for humans.

Ariel Shamir is a Professor at the school of Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel, where he is currently the vice-dean. Prof. Shamir received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2000 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He spent two years at the center for computational visualization at the University of Texas in Austin. Prof. Shamir has numerous publications in journals and international refereed conferences, and a number of patents. He has a broad commercial experience working with, and consulting various companies including Mitsubishi Electric, Disney, PrimeSense (now Apple) and more. He is an associate editor for 'Computer Graphics Forum' and 'Computers and Graphics' journals. Prof. Shamir specializes in geometric modeling, computer graphics, image processing and machine learning.
IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Helen-Nicole Kostis

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