BAMA presents, absolutely free

Tom Davis
of Stanford University

Leading an adventure in

The Mathematics of
Computer Graphics


At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium
Room 189

on Wednesday, April 3, 2002
at 7:30 pm


To generate realistic computer graphics requires an interesting combination of mathematics, art, physics, and physiology. In this talk, we'll examine a few mathematical techniques that are used to fool the human brain into thinking that it is watching real dinasaurs battling movie stars or spaceships landing on alien planets.





     Tom Davis was a co-founder of Silicon Graphics and worked there for 16 years, primarily designing ultra-high-performance computer graphics software and hardware. He is officially a pure mathematician, having received a Ph.D. in that subject from Stanford University, but has spent many years on hte dark side, applying the arcane secerets of mathematics to computer engineering.






How to get to San Jose State University:

From 101 take the First street or Guadalope Expressway exit and go to Fourth Street. Take Fourth to San Salvador Street; turn left onto San Salvador and park in the Seventh Street garage ($2.00). The Engineering building is on San Fernando between Seventh and Eighth Streets.

From highway 280 take the 7-th street exit and turn left on Seventh Street. The garage is on the left after 5 or 6 blocks.
The Engineering building is on San Fernando between 7-th and 8-th
Streets.

To see a map of the campus Click here.


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Last revised on March 19, 2002