On this edition of Computing Primetime Ravi Ramamoorthi, director of the new UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing and a professor computer science is joined by two other faculty members on the interdisciplinary roster of UC San Diego researchers in the center: Cognitive Science professor Zhuowen Tu, and Qualcomm Institute research scientist Jurgen Schulze, who also teaches computer graphics in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the Jacobs School of Engineering.
In a wide-ranging conversation, they discuss the three grand research themes that underpin VisComp activities:
- Mobile visual computing and digital imaging to capture, process and display the visual world with smartphones and other devices;
- Interactive digital (augmented) reality to allow us to render and mix real and virtual content seamlessly and realistically in real time,
- The ability to automate computer-based visual understanding of the world from small-scale underwater organisms to large cities. (#29675)