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UNC explores future of transportation

July 8, 2015

Ever since Henry Ford strapped on four wheels to the base of the Model T back in 1908, society has fostered a growing question: When will we be able to get behind the wheel of a self-driving car? Cartoons as … Continued

Developers create 3D models from public photos

July 7, 2015

United States modelling group URC ventures, in partnership with the University of North Carolina Department of Computer Science, has developed a 3D reconstruction method using computer vision and 3D modelling techniques to turn publicly available photos into functional 3D models. … Continued

2015 Steven A. Coons Award: Henry Fuchs

June 15, 2015

ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to award the 2015 Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics to Henry Fuchs, for his contributions in augmented and virtual reality, telepresence and graphics hardware, and his lifetime of contributions in leading and … Continued

Rebuilding the World’s Most Beloved Landmarks in Six Days

June 5, 2015

New Process Constructs 12,903 3D Models from 100 Million Crowd-Sourced Photos June 5, 2015 The red dots in this image represent locations which have been reconstructed as 3D models. CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA—The UNC Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Department of Computer … Continued

Mehra receives 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

May 19, 2015

Doctoral student Ravish Mehra received the 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering for his dissertation titled Efficient Techniques for Wave-Based Sound Propagation in Interactive Applications. Mehra completed his dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Dinesh … Continued

The new Cisco CEO has a North Carolina connection

May 4, 2015

One of North Carolina’s major technology employers, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), has named Chuck Robbins as CEO to replace John Chambers. Robbins, the California-based company’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, joined Cisco in 1997, two years after Chambers became CEO. He will take … Continued